Sam buys three candy bars for 45 cents each and two packs of gum for 79 cents each. What is the total cost of this purchase?

Sam buys three candy bars for 45 cents each and two packs of gum for 79 cents each. What is the total cost of this purchase?

Detailed Explanation

The total cost of the purchase is (3 × 0.45) + (2 + 0.79) = 1.35 + 1.58 = 2.93.