Math in the News: Unit Prices

Unit prices are a great way to compare costs when grocery shopping.  Some stores list the unit price on the label, but for those stores that don’t, the unit price can be found by completing a simple calculation.  To learn more about calculating unit prices, check out

This week’s article, “How to Get the Most Nutritional Foods at the Best Price,” comes from the Hartford Courant. In the article, a supermarket tour that occurred in Connecticut taught participants how to shop healthy and save money.  Shoppers who attended the tour claimed that using unit pricing to compare savings was the best advice they received on the tour.

Do you typically compare unit prices when grocery shopping?

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