GMAT Problem Solving
To mail a package, the rate is x cents for the first pound and y cents for each additional pound, where x ＞ y. Two packages weighing 3 pounds and 5 pounds, respectively, can be mailed separately or combined as one package. Which method is cheaper, and how much money is saved?
- A Combined, with a saving of x - y cents
- B Combined, with a saving of y - x cents
- C Combined, with a saving of x cents
- D Separately, with a saving of x- y cents
- E Separately, with a saving of y cents
Correct Answer: A