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I do not understand why you dismissed the student's concern about tax. As
far as I know, there is no tax on dues, but only on the product sold by the
club (in this case CD's). Therefore, a package where the cost of the
product constituted a higher percentage of the total cost might be a worse
deal than it at first appears, depending on the tax rate. The higher the
tax rate, the worse deal a low-dues, high-cost-per-CD package would become.
At 11:46 AM 5/5/2003 -0400, Victor Steinbok wrote:
"You would have to know if there was shipping and handling. You know,
that?s how they get you sometimes."
"Do they charge tax? I think if they?re in New York or something, they
charge tax, or Michigan."
OK. These two are completely irrelevant and kids should recognize
it--since tax is a percentage of costs (and therefore proportional to the
cost) and the shipping is assumed to be the same for any package since the
package sizes are identical, that means that the result is not in any way
affected by these two variables. The best deal is still the best deal. If
your defense is that students approach the problem in a more realistic
manner than the designers, it does not fly here. Neither of these two
explanations should prevent them from answering the question correctly.
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