An assortment of 200 pencils is sold through a catalog for $\$19.90$. Shipping is an additional $\$6.95$. Including the charges for both the pencils and the shipping, what is the average cost, in cents, for each pencil


  1. Answer:
      13.425¢ per pencil
    Step-by-step explanation:
    The per-pencil cost is the total cost divided by the number of pencils.


    The total cost is the cost for 200 pencils plus the cost for shipping:
      total cost = $19.90 +6.95 = $26.85
    The cost per pencil is …
      total cost / number of pencils = $26.85 / 200 = $0.13425 = 13.425¢
    The average cost per pencil is 13.425 cents.


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