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Sunday, March 7, 2010

What is more expensive than Gold?

After a trip to a local pharmacy, and a sticker shock from one of the prescribed medications (one that treats pimples), I decided to cool myself with bit with arithmetic.
  1. Retail price for the medication (30x 115mg tablets of Solodyn) is $700.99
  2. Current price of gold is $1134 per ounce
Question: What is more expensive, Gold, or medication for treating pimples?

  • $1134 x 1 ounce/31.10 grams = $36.46 is the price per gram of Gold
  • $700.99/(30*.115)=$203.18 is the price per gram of Solodyn
Conclusion: Solodin is more than 5 times more expensive!

Observation: No point of Gold prospecting these days. Just find a deposit of Solodyn!

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