On CNBC Tuesday, a pundit mentioned $800/barrel bottled water.
I guess this was in response to crude oil peaking $100/barrel.
Never having been a math major, I tried to figure out if he was exaggerating, or what.
One oil barrel = 42 US gallons –
64 ounces @ 42 gallons = 2,688 ounces
$800/barrel = 29 cents/ounce
3.36/ounce – 40 cents for 12 ounces
Looks like you can order bottled water online: Poland Spring Bottled Water 24 – bottles 16.9 oz (prices vary) $30.95, $23.99, $60.99, $63.09.
So, we went to the Shop-Rite flyer.
Aquafina Water 24-Pack/405.6-oz. tot. wt. btls., 16.9-oz. btls./$4.99
Adirondack Sparkling Water/33.8-oz. btl., (Plus Dep. Where Req.) Original or Lemon-Lime/2 for $1
Dasani Water 24-Pack/405.6-oz. tot. wt. btls., 16.9-oz. bottles/$4.99
Pocono Spring Water/1-gallon btl./5 for $4
Poland Spring Spring Water/96-oz. tot. wt. btls., 8-oz. bottles, 12 Pack/2 for $5
Now, how much is that an ounce? Times 2,688 equals so much bottled water/barrel.
You have 24 hours to post the answer below.
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