16 February 2009

Story Problem

Here is a story problem.

Sally purchases cheap dryer sheets. After many scientific experiments, Sally discovers that the cheap dryer sheets only keep whites un-clingy if she uses three sheets per load. Sally also discovers that she needs only one cheap dryer sheet per load of other items.

When Sally buys the expensive dryer sheets, she needs only one sheet per load regardless of the load content. Sally washes about five and a half loads of laundry per week, one of which is whites.

Can someone please figure out which dryer sheets are more cost effective for poor Sally? Because she much prefers blogging or reading romance novels to doing laundry or math.

10 comments:

myimaginaryblog said...

:) Um, a person would need to know the price of both types as well as the quantity of dryer sheets in each box. If a person were willing to take time out of blogging to do the math, that is.

Saddie and Levi said...

funny, that's just what i was about to say...myimaginaryblog beat me to the punch.

Hey It's Di said...

And does this said cheap dryer sheet prevent socks from getting stuck up your pant leg. Only to have it fall out at work in front of your boss?....Oh there I go! Completely off the story problem at hand! What kind of accountant am I? (don't answer that:)

I'd say get the more expensive ones. Avoid the thougth process!

SpecialK said...

Well, if you only do one load of whites per week and you use just 2 more sheets for that load than you normally do...it's just 2 more sheets per week. I would just say from that conclusion....it's not worth the stress of figuring what is more cost effective. Go with the cheap stuff and use 2 more sheets per week.:) That's probably what I'd do. Who needs more stress??

Jesse said...

I would purchase both and use the cheap dryer sheets for everything thing else and the more expensive ones for the whites. That would be the most cost effective unless the cheap ones are less than twice the price of the expensive ones.

Personally, I don't use dryer sheets. My white undies tell me not to use it on them, so I don't.

Brittany said...

Depends on what you paid per package and how many dryer sheets were in each package of expensive ones and cheap ones....

Kevin M. said...

Story problem? Which dryer sheets to buy depends on when the train left Chicago and its direction of travel.

For a real answer, ask Melissa. She has a great deal of knowledge about laundry products.

sammygrace said...

i would just say splurge a lil more. and it depends on how many come in the package. hahaha idk. i do know, that i would also rather pretty much do ANYTHING but laundry. cant stand it. laundry is horrible. thats all there is to it.

The Rookie said...

Switch to liquid fabric softener? I am the wrong person to be asking.

The Yoder's Three said...

Buy whichever brand smells the best.

That being said, I was just thinking the other day at my grandma's how I don't understand people who don't use both fabric softener and dryer sheets. It drives me crazy when I have to do laundry at other people's houses and there's NO DOWNY OR SNUGGLE in sight. EEEEEK! I guess I favor softness over everything else. I get the good stuff.