Flowchart Bills  Selling TextbooksCalculate bill totals by following the instructions given in the form of a flow chart. 
This is level 1; Selling Textbooks You can earn a trophy if you get at least 7 correct.
You have started a new job preparing bills and the boss has sketched this flow chart to show how the totals are arrived at. Calculate the cost of the items on the right:
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The more textbooks a customer buys the cheaper the unit price. The task at this level is to calculate the cost of buying different numbers of textbooks using the flow chart for guidance.
Similarly buying eggs in bulk is cheaper (per egg) than buying a smaller number of eggs. Traditionally eggs have been sold by the dozen. A dozen is 12.
Paying for gas and electricity usually includes a standing charge and a staged set of charges per unit. The amount of gas is measured in therms.
Try many different starting numbers in the given flowchart. Which starting numbers reach one the fastest? Why?
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