Hi All,

While this question is 'thick', it can be solved with note-taking, TESTing VALUES and some basic arithmetic."

We're told that "A certain grocery purchased X pounds of produce for P dollars per pound."

X = 2 pounds of produce

P = 3 dollars per pound (cost)

So (2)(3) = $6 was spent to buy this produce

Next, we're told that "Y pounds of the produce had to be discarded due to spoilage and the grocery sold the rest for S dollars per pound...."

Since we only had 2 pounds of produce to begin with, and we still need to sell some produce.....

Y = 1 pound of produce spoiled

S = 7 dollars per pound (sell price or remaining produce)

So (7)(2-1) = $7 revenue from selling the 'good' produce

We're asked for the GROSS PROFIT on the sale of the produce. $7 - $6 = $1 of gross profit.

While the answer choices look 'thick', they actually have several 'pieces' in common, so you can use that to your advantage (notice how XP and (X-Y) show up several times - you can do each of those calculations ONCE and then plug the result into multiple answers and save some time).

Answer A: (1)(7) - (2)(3) = 7-6 = 1 This IS a match

Answer B: (1)(3) - (1)(7) = negative. Not a match.

Answer C: (4)(1) - 6 = negative. Not a match

Answer D: 6 - 7 = negative. Not a match

Answer E: (1)(4) = 4. Not a match

Final Answer:

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