ExplanationRepresent the cost per pound of the vegetables by their first letters.

The given information translates to p = 2y – 0.30 because “twice” means multiply by two and “less” indicates subtraction. Then, translate the quantities into algebraic expressions:

Quantity A = 2y + 2p

Quantity B = 3p

Since 2p is common to both quantities, it can be subtracted without changing their relative values:

Quantity A = 2y

Quantity B = p

Since p = 2y – 0.30, Quantity B is 0.30 less than Quantity A.

Hence option A is correct!
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