Kim purchased n items from a catalog for \(\$8\) each. Postage and handling charges consisted of \(\$3\) for the first

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Kim purchased n items from a catalog for \(\$8\) each. Postage and handling charges consisted of \(\$3\) for the first item and \(\$1\) for each additional item. Which of the following gives the total dollar amount for Kim’s purchase, including postage and handling, in terms of \(n?\)

(A) \(8n + 2\)
(B) \(8n + 4\)
(C) \(9n + 2\)
(D) \(9n + 3\)
(E) \(9n + 4\)

Answer: C

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Kim purchases n items at $8 each, postage and handling = $3first item, and $1 for each additional item.
Total dollar amount for Kim's purchase = total price total postage and handling.
Total price = $8n
For postage and handling = 3 + (n-1)
= 3 + n - 1
= $ (n+2)
Total dollar amount = $8n + $(n+2)
= 8n + n + 2
= $(9n+2)

Answer = C