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The cost of shipping a purchase is s dollars up to a purchase value of p dollars, plus an additional 5% of any excess of the purchase price over p dollars. If the value of a purchase is x dollars (where x > p), what is the cost (in dollars) of shipping the purchase?

(A) s + 0.05x (B) s + 0.05p (C) 0.05(s – p + x) (D) s + 0.05(x – p) (E) s + 0.05(p – x)

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The cost of shipping is $s up to a purchase value of $p. Any excess over $p would cause an additional 5% cost. If the value of the purchase is $x (x>p) So the total cost is s+0.05(x-p) dollars. The answer is D.

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