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# The price of postage stamps has increased 5 cents per year

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The price of postage stamps has increased 5 cents per year [#permalink]

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31 Mar 2004, 10:11
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The price of postage stamps has increased 5 cents per year every year since 1990. If 10 stamps were purchased every year from 1998 to 2002, the total cost would be \$35. How much did a stamp cost in 1995?

A. 45 cents
B. 35 cents
C. 40 cents
D. 48 cents
E. 52 cents
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31 Mar 2004, 11:33
Agree A.......Cost of stamp in 1990 comes to 20 cents and in 1995 it becomes 20 +4*5 = 45 cents
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31 Mar 2004, 13:37
i agree the answer is 45 cents..but i was just commenting that 20+5*4 =40 and not 45

thanks guys...
31 Mar 2004, 13:37
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