Consumer Test


Test your skills on these examples.

  • You need to buy 3 yards of rope. The hardware store sells the rope for $2.50 per yard. What is the cost?
  • You go to the supermarket to buy dog food. The 10-pound bag costs $6.90. The 4-pound bag is marked $4.40. Which is the better buy?
  • You buy 15 gallons of gasoline at $1.39 per gallon (credit price). There is a 4 cent per gallon cash discount. What should you pay if you use a credit card? What should you pay if you use cash?
  • You have 350 gallons of heating oil delivered to your home. What should you look for on the delivery ticket?

Check the Answers section.

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