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08 Dec 2015, 01:41
The total cost was 38 from which we subtract $6 fixed fee That leaves us with 32 which is the amount paid per pound @$2 per pound, the weight is 16 pounds
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08 Dec 2015, 17:10
Hi All,

This question can be solved by TESTing THE ANSWERS.

We're told that a certain company charges $6 per package to ship packages weighing less than 2 pounds each. However, for a package weighing 2 pounds or more, the company charges an initial fee of$6 plus $2 per pound. We're told that a certain package cost$38 to ship. We're asked for the weight, in pounds, of that package.

Let's TEST Answer B: 17 pounds

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10 Dec 2015, 02:47
Forget conventional ways of solving math questions. In PS, IVY approach is the easiest and quickest way to find the answer.

A certain company charges $6 per package to ship packages weighing less than 2 pounds each. For a package weighing 2 pounds or more, the company charges an initial fee of$6 plus $2 per pound. If the company charged$38 to ship a certain package, which of the following was the weight of the package, in pounds?

(A) 16
(B) 17
(C) 19
(D) 20
(E) 22

Let the weight of the package be X. Then the cost is 2*X + 6= 38 ---> 2X=32 ---> X=16.

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Re: A certain company charges $6 per package to ship packages weighing les [#permalink] ### Show Tags 15 Dec 2016, 14:20 Here Price = 6+2*x=38 Hence 2x=32 x=16 Hence A _________________ Give me a hell yeah ...!!!!! Re: A certain company charges$6 per package to ship packages weighing les   [#permalink] 15 Dec 2016, 14:20
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