Math in the News: Christmas Inflation

It’s officially December and that means the holidays are just around the corner. Stores will be playing Christmas music to put shoppers in the holiday mood.

To put one of the classics in perspective, the math has been calculated to determine how much it would cost to buy all of the items repeated in “The 12 Days of Christmas” carol.

At a cool $107,000, it’s no price to balk at.

As it turns out, the price for the 364 items has risen 6.1 percent as compared to last year. In the Daily Finance article, “’12 Days of Christmas’ Gift List Price Tag Now Tops $107,000,” you can find out exactly which items have risen in cost the most.

To learn more about inflation, visit Math & YOU.

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