Mathematics

Grade-8

Easy

Question

# A merchant sells apples at $1.5 per kilo, and other merchant B sells at the price that satisfies y = 2x. y representing the total cost and *x* representing the weight in kilos. The true statement among the following is

- Merchant A sells $5 more compared to merchant B for 1 kilo
- Merchant A sells cheaper than merchant B
- Merchant B sells cheaper than merchant A
- Merchant B sells $5 more compared to merchant A for 1 kilo

Hint:

### This question is about comparing proportional relationship. Compare the selling price of 1 kilo apple for both the merchants to obtain the answer.

## The correct answer is: Merchant A sells cheaper than merchant B

You can also compare number of dozens of apples sold at a specific price by both the merchants in order to obtain the answer.

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