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# Q15realset4c: At a certain company, each employee has a

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Q15realset4c:

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 â€“ 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 _________________ All the best!! shinewine SVP Joined: 05 Jul 2006 Posts: 1747 Followers: 6 Kudos [?]: 358 [0], given: 49 ### Show Tags 28 Aug 2006, 06:18 If there is no tricks that after reading the question two times the answer is as follows forget about the fixed portion of the salary and consider the variable part 1) if s = 5 therfore the variable part is 1 2) if s = 1 therfore the variable part is zero thus the difference is 1 dollar. Senior Manager Joined: 14 Jul 2005 Posts: 402 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 28 [0], given: 0 ### Show Tags 28 Aug 2006, 09:00 Got B also...$1.00 should be it
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31 Aug 2006, 23:06
(B) $1, or Matt's annual salary Manager Joined: 28 Jan 2006 Posts: 116 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 52 [0], given: 0 ### Show Tags 02 Sep 2006, 09:11 i don't know why but the answer is C> .. no OE is available.. _________________ All the best!! shinewine Manager Joined: 12 Sep 2005 Posts: 65 Location: USofA Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0 ### Show Tags 02 Sep 2006, 09:16 I got B also. I could find no way for the answer to be C other than if there is a mistake in the question. Intern Joined: 24 Aug 2006 Posts: 42 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0 ### Show Tags 02 Sep 2006, 10:13 (B) it is. It cannot possibly be C. This is another way of doing it: Differentiating, we get: delta(p)= 0 + 0.25*delta(s) Thus, d(p)=0.25(5-1)=1 The change in hourly rate is$ 1.00
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02 Sep 2006, 13:22
cannot be C....I think ths OA is wrong,....it's B
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