1952 AHSME Problems/Problem 4

Problem

The cost $C$ of sending a parcel post package weighing $P$ pounds, $P$ an integer, is $10$ cents for the first pound and $3$ cents for each additional pound. The formula for the cost is:

$\textbf{(A) \ }C=10+3P \qquad \textbf{(B) \ }C=10P+3 \qquad \textbf{(C) \ }C=10+3(P-1) \qquad$

$\textbf{(D) \ }C=9+3P \qquad \textbf{(E) \ }C=10P-7$

Solution

We know that the first pound has a constant price, $10$ cents, and that the other $P-1$ pounds cost $3$ cents apiece. This leaves us with $\boxed{\textbf{(C)}\ C=10+3(P-1)}$.

See also

1952 AHSC (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
Preceded by
Problem 3
Followed by
Problem 5
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
All AHSME Problems and Solutions

The problems on this page are copyrighted by the Mathematical Association of America's American Mathematics Competitions. AMC logo.png

Invalid username
Login to AoPS