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In 1955, it cost $12 to purchase one hundred pounds of potatoes. In 1975, it cost $34 to purchase one hundred pounds of potatoes. The price of one hundred pounds of potatoes increased X dollars between 1955 and 1975 with X equal to:

(A) 1.20
(B) 2.20
(C) 3.40
(D) 22
(E) 34
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The price increased by 34-12 = 22 dollars.

Hence answer is D.
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Hi Bunnuel,

I would say that its D. But, is it correct. I mean, the question seems to be pretty straight forward. Thats the reason why I doubt the answer would be D.

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Price of 100 pounds of potato increased from $12 to $34 from 1955 to 1975.
X=34-12=$22
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Price of 100 pounds of potato increased from $12 to $34 from 1955 to 1975.
X=34-12=$22
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Bunuel wrote:
In 1955, it cost $12 to purchase one hundred pounds of potatoes. In 1975, it cost $34 to purchase one hundred pounds of potatoes. The price of one hundred pounds of potatoes increased X dollars between 1955 and 1975 with X equal to:

(A) 1.20
(B) 2.20
(C) 3.40
(D) 22
(E) 34


We can create the following equation:

12 + X = 34

X = 22

Answer: D
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