## A certain company charges $6 per package to ship packages weighing less than 2 pounds each. For a package weighing 2 pou ##### This topic has expert replies Legendary Member Posts: 2184 Joined: 07 Sep 2017 Thanked: 6 times Followed by:4 members ### A certain company charges$6 per package to ship packages weighing less than 2 pounds each. For a package weighing 2 pou

by Vincen » Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:19 am

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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

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### Re: A certain company charges $6 per package to ship packages weighing less than 2 pounds each. For a package weighing 2 by [email protected] » Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:28 am Vincen wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:19 am 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

Solution:

Letting n = the weight of the package, we can create the equation:

38 = 6 + 2n

32 = 2n

16 = n

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