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Question:

Sandy bought 4(1/2) pounds of apples and six kiwi fruits. Brandon bought 3(1/4) pounds of apples and nine kiwi fruits. If apples cost $1.39 per pound and kiwis are two for $1.00, how much more money did Sandy spend than Brandon?

A $0.24
Explaination

The cost of Sandy’s purchase is ( 4(1/2)* $1.39) + (6*$0.50)= $9.26. The cost of Brandon’s purchase is (3(1/4)*$1.39) + (9 × $0.50) = $9.02. Sandy spent $9.26 – $9.02 = $0.24 more.