You will evaluate the cost of the clothes in provided scenarios and in your wardrobe.
1. Brenda paid $35.00 for a pair of jeans. Within two years, she wore the jeans 60 times. Cost of washing after each wear was about $0.50.
What was the total investment for the jeans?
What is the cost per wear?
2. John is thinking about buying a letter jacket for $180.00. Dry cleaning the jacket would cost about $10.00. John estimates he would have the jacket cleaned six times a year.
How many years could John wear the jacket before cleaning costs would equal the purchase price?
What would his total investment be after this amount of time?
How many times would John have to wear the jacket to make the cost per wear $5.00 or less?
3. Trissa is determining her budget for a new swimsuit. She usually gets a new one every summer, and she thinks she will go swimming about 20 times this year. Cost of washing after each wear will be about $0.70.
What would her cost per wear be if she spends $20.00 on the suit?
What would her cost per wear be if she spends $40.00 on the suit?
What would her cost per wear be if she spends $60.00 on the suit?
If she spends $75.00 on the swimsuit, how many times will she have to wear it to make the cost per wear less than the cost per wear of the $20.00 swimsuit?