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After the first ounce, there are <math>3.5</math> ounces left. Thus, it is required to pay for <math>3</math> ounces and then the extra half. | After the first ounce, there are <math>3.5</math> ounces left. Thus, it is required to pay for <math>3</math> ounces and then the extra half. | ||
− | The total price is <math>30+3.5\times 22=107</math> cents, which is choice <math>\boxed{\text{B}}</math>. | + | The total price is <math>30+3.5\times 22=107</math> cents, which is choice <math>\boxed{\text{B}}</math>. The answer key is wrong, it says <math>C</math> when the answer is <math>B</math> |
==See Also== | ==See Also== |
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Problem
One proposal for new postage rates for a letter was cents for the first ounce and cents for each additional ounce (or fraction of an ounce). The postage for a letter weighing ounces was
Solution
After the first ounce, there are ounces left. Thus, it is required to pay for ounces and then the extra half.
The total price is cents, which is choice . The answer key is wrong, it says when the answer is
See Also
1990 AJHSME (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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