Do you remember the old Race Game? (Fun fact: it debuted four days before I was born.) Contestants were given four price tags and four prizes, and they tried to put the price tag on the corresponding prize. Once they assigned price tags to all four prizes they'd run back to a juke box looking machine with a lever. They'd pull the lever to find out how many they had correct, and then they'd run around swapping price tags and returning to the lever until they got all four right (to win all four prizes) or ran out of time.
Here are four price tags...
Lady in 70s muumuu guesses which price tags belong to what prizes.
Wait, is that lady barefoot? I mean, 70s muumuu lady has two of the four right.
Mark was intrigued by the retail prices of the four pieces of equipment that came with my blood sugar testing kit. (Fortunately they were mostly covered by insurance.) He put the prices on post-its and had me put them next to what I thought were the corresponding "prizes." There was no time limit and all I won was my diabetes testing equipment back (yay). Also, Mark made me pull his arm down as a lever in order for him to tell me how many I had right. The game took longer than I'd like to admit.
Let's see how you do.
Here are the prices:
And here are the "prizes":
One box with two vials of control solution (used to test the accuracy of the glucometer)
Two boxes, each containing 100 lancets (used for finger pricking)
Glucometer (to test blood sugar), travel case, lancet holding device for finger pricking, a few test strips and lancets, and instruction manual
Two boxes of 100 test strips each. Blood is placed on the strip and the glucometer produces a reading.
The answer is below Wilford...
The "prizes" are in order from least to most expensive.
$9.70 - control solution
$20.20 - lancets
$25.99 - glucometer and kit
$99.99 - test strips (I know!)