# Spot the Deal

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Getting the most for your money at the supermarket requires some number-crunching. Bring a calculator when you're shopping and take the time to do a little math to ensure you're getting the best price for your money. Can you spot the best deal? Let's get started.
Which jar of peanut butter is a better buy?
\$6.99 for 64 oz
\$4.99 for 48 oz

If you calculate unit price, \$6.99 for 64 oz comes to \$1.75 per pound. So, \$4.99 for 48 ounces is the better deal at \$1.66 per pound.

Which set of paper towels will save you money?
\$5.99 for 8 rolls
\$9.99 for 15 rolls

The eight-roll pack comes to 75 cents per roll, and the 15-roll pack comes to just 66 cents per roll. So, you’re better off buying the 15-roll pack.

Which set of tissues is cheaper for what you get?
\$4.99 for a 3-pack with 85 tissues per pack
\$4.89 for a 3-pack with 75 tissues per pack

The \$4.99 tissues come to \$1.96 per 100 count, while the \$4.89 tissues come to a more expensive \$2.18 per 100 count.

Which olive oil is a better deal?
\$6.69 for 16 ounces
\$8.69 for 25 ounces

If you buy the 16-ounce bottle, you’re paying about 42 cents per ounce, and if you buy the 25-ounce bottle, you’re only paying about 35 cents per ounce.

Which box of pasta should you purchase?
\$1.60 for one pound of spaghetti
\$2.40 for two pounds of spaghetti

Box A is 10 cents per ounce, and Box B is a cheaper 7.5 cents per ounce.

Should you buy the 12-ounce or 8-ounce bottle of olives?
\$4.99 for 12 ounces
\$4.19 for 8 ounces

Go for 12 ounces of olives at 4 cents per ounce, rather than 8 ounces at 5 cents per ounce.

You're having friends over for margaritas. Should you buy your limes in bulk or individually?
7 limes for \$4.22
2 limes for \$1.42