udaymathapati wrote:

A certain business produced x rakes each month form November through February and shipped x/2 rakes at the beginning of each month from March through October. The business paid no storage costs for the rakes from November through February, but it paid storage costs of $0.10 per rake each month from March through October for the rakes that had not been shipped. In terms of x, what was the total storage cost, in dollars, that the business paid for the rakes for the 12 months form November through October?

A. 0.40x

B. 1.20x

C. 1.40x

D. 1.60x

E. 3.20x

You can solve this one using 3 Methods

Method 1

Number picking (see Bunuel's approach)

Method 2

Brute force; Just list the number of monats shipments etc.

Month......1.....2....3........4......5......6.......7.....8

Storage...3,5...3....2,5.....

2.....1,5....1......0,5...0 Rakes

Costs....0,35..0,3...0,25..0,2...0,15..0,1...0,05..0 --> 1,4x

Method 3

Number of terms * Average = 7*

2=14

14*0,1=1,4

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