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An airline company pays $10,000 less for each additional airplane ordered. What would be the total price for 5 airplanes?
(1) The first 2 airplanes cost 50% of the total price.
(2) The last airplane costs half as much as the first.
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2005, 12:53
D)...1) 2a-10000=5a-40000...solver a to get the price of the first plane....2) 2(a-40000)=a...same as above...
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2005, 05:01
christoph wrote:
D)...1) 2a-10000=5a-40000...solver a to get the price of the first plane....2) 2(a-40000)=a...same as above...


But, how do we know that this discount begins with second order?
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2005, 19:48
OA is D.

each additional airplane ordered ... the word 'additional' means that discount counts from second plane.
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