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Challenge Problem 9/10-9/14

Here's this week's
challenge problem! Solve this problem with family or friends and bring your
answer to class. Remember to turn it in (with your **NAME**)
to the clear box in the classroom. All answers are due by the end of the school
day on Friday. Good Luck and Happy Solving!!
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Jane goes to
the grocery store to buy bones for her dog.
The butcher tells her that bones come in 3-pound packages for $4.50 or
in 5-pound packages for $6.58. Jane
wants at least 17 pounds of bones. How
many packages of each size should she purchase to get the best buy?

ANSWER: Four 3-pound packages plus one 5-pound packages equals 17 pounds for $24.58 BUT three 5-pound packages plus one 3-pound package equals 18 pounds for $24.24.

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