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    price + fraction of a price

    the cost to overnight air something with a weight of 0-2lbs is: $18 dollars

    however, for the weight, for each pound or fraction of a pound above 2 lbs, is a +$6.00

    so whats going on?

    i understand that for something that is 3 pounds. It would be $18 +$6.00 correct?

    so what if its 5 pounds, or 6.6 pounds?

    would .6 be the same as 1 pound?

    i'm confused if there is for example: .2, .4, .9, or .1 pounds.. how much extra would it cost? would it automatically just cost $6.00 for any of those extra weights above 2 lbs.

    thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rcmango View Post
    the cost to overnight air something with a weight of 0-2lbs is: $18 dollars

    however, for the weight, for each pound or fraction of a pound above 2 lbs, is a +$6.00

    so whats going on?

    i understand that for something that is 3 pounds. It would be $18 +$6.00 correct?

    so what if its 5 pounds, or 6.6 pounds?

    would .6 be the same as 1 pound?

    i'm confused if there is for example: .2, .4, .9, or .1 pounds.. how much extra would it cost? would it automatically just cost $6.00 for any of those extra weights above 2 lbs.

    thanks.
    Is this a Math problem or something you should be talking to the Post Office about?

    It sounds to me like we have the following:
    2 lbs --> $18
    2.01 - 2.00 lbs --> $18 + $6
    3.01 - 4.00 lbs --> $18 + $12
    4.01 - 5.00 lbs --> $18 + $18
    etc.

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