math challenge

Week of January 20 - 26, 1997

Magazine Madness

Martin is reconsidering his subscription to Popular Pneumatics, the magazine for those interested in air pressure devices.

The news-stand price is $3.50 per issue, but Martin can get a 25% discount if he purchases the magazine at his local gas station. Then he has to pay 10% sales tax as well. The price is not going to go up this year.

If Martin renews his subscription, he can get the 6 issues per year for a mere $19.50 including tax, but only if he renews RIGHT NOW!.

Which is a better deal for Martin for him to get one year's worth of the latest drills and bicycle pump information?

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