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The price of two pounds of apple is $2.55 less than the price of the same apple. What is the price of 4 pounds of apple with the same rate?
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The correct answer is E.
Let A be the price of the apple. Therefore:
2A = 5A – 2.55 →3A = 2.55 → A = 0.85
The price of 4 pounds of apple is:
4 × 0.85 = 3.4