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# At a certain company, each employee has a salary grade s

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At a certain company, each employee has a salary grade s that is at least 1 and at most 5. Each employee receives an hourly wage p, in dollars, determined by the formula p = 9.50 + 0.25(s – 1). An employee with a salary grade of 5 receives how many more dollars per hour than an employee with a salary grade of 1?

A. $0.50 B.$1.00
C. $1.25 D.$1.50
E. $1.75 [Reveal] Spoiler: OA Last edited by Bunuel on 28 Jan 2012, 04:32, edited 1 time in total. Added the OA Math Expert Joined: 02 Sep 2009 Posts: 34449 Followers: 6267 Kudos [?]: 79544 [0], given: 10022 Re: Arithmetic [#permalink] ### Show Tags 28 Jan 2012, 04:32 RadhaKrishnan wrote: At a certain company, each employee has a salary grade s that is at least 1 and at most 5. Each employee receives an hourly wage p, in dollars, determined by the formula p = 9.50 + 0.25(s – 1). An employee with a salary grade of 5 receives how many more dollars per hour than an employee with a salary grade of 1? A.$0.50
B. $1.00 C.$1.25
D. $1.50 E.$1.75

Salary grade of 5 is p(5)=9.50+0.25(5–1)=9.50+0.25*4;
Salary grade of 1 is p(1)=9.50 + 0.25(1–1)=9.50;

p(5)-p(1)=9.50+0.25*4-9.50=1.

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At a certain company, each employee has a salary grade s that is at least 1 and at most 5. Each employee receives an hourly wage p, in dollars, determined by the formula p = 9.50 + 0.25(s – 1). An employee with a salary grade of 5 receives how many more dollars per hour than an employee with a salary grade of 1?
A. $0.50 B.$1.00
C. $1.25 D.$1.50
E. $1.75 Manager Joined: 09 Feb 2013 Posts: 120 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 722 [0], given: 17 Re: At a certain company, [#permalink] ### Show Tags 11 Feb 2013, 09:33 4112019 wrote: At a certain company, each employee has a salary grade s that is at least 1 and at most 5. Each employee receives an hourly wage p, in dollars, determined by the formula p = 9.50 + 0.25(s – 1). An employee with a salary grade of 5 receives how many more dollars per hour than an employee with a salary grade of 1? A.$0.50
B. $1.00 C.$1.25
D. $1.50 E.$1.75

p = 9.50 + 0.25(s – 1).
Hourly wage (p) if S=1 --> 9.50 + 0.25(1 – 1) = 9.5
Hourly wage (p) if S=5 --> 9.50 + 0.25(5 – 1) = 9.5 + 0.25 x 4 = 9.5 + 1.00

So the answer has to be B. Kindly confirm the OA because OA can not be C.

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At a certain company, each employee has a salary grade s that is at least 1 and at most 5. Each employee receives an hourly wage p, in dollars, determined by the formula p = 9.50 + 0.25(s – 1). An employee with a salary grade of 5 receives how many more dollars per hour than an employee with a salary grade of 1?
A. $0.50 B.$1.00
C. $1.25 D.$1.50
E. \$1.75

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11 Feb 2013, 09:35
I got the answer as B. Can someone post an explanation as to why the answer is C. Thanks
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I got the answer as B. Can someone post an explanation as to why the answer is C. Thanks

The correct answer is B, not C.
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