A certain company charges \(\$6\) per package to ship packages weighing less than \(2\) pounds each. For a package

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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) \(22\)

OA A

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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) \(22\)

OA A
The total shipping charge is $38. We subtract the initial fee of $6 to get $32. That's the cost for the weight alone. At $2 per pound, that gives us 16 pounds. So, the package weighs 16 pounds. Hence, the answer is (A) 16