1. Set up a linear system consisting of two equations. Assume you will talk for a minimum of 600 minutes. The first equation would be for the Talks-A-Lot Company. The total cost, y, equals the base fee plus cost per minute times the number of minutes exceeding 600 minutes. The second equation would be set up just like the first, only you need to use the information for the Chat-Away Company.

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2. Solve the linear system using the substitution method. Please make sure to solve for both x and y. Show all work.

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0_0 Umm just a second SWAG. I need to make sure *I* know how to do this. :)

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Yay it works now and alrighty thanks

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Here is everything i need
Set up a linear system consisting of two equations. Assume you will talk for a minimum of 600 minutes. The first equation would be for the Talks-A-Lot Company. The total cost, y, equals the base fee plus cost per minute times the number of minutes exceeding 600 minutes. The second equation would be set up just like the first, only you need to use the information for the Chat-Away Company.
Solve the linear system using the substitution method. Please make sure to solve for both x and y. Show all work.
Answer the questions, using complete sentences.
How many minutes would you have to talk over and above the 600 minutes for the cost to be the same with both companies?
What would be the cost when the minutes are the same?
If you plan to talk for 1000 minutes, which company should you hire? Please show your total cost for both companies to prove your answer.

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oh man... this has stumped me, SWAG. I'm going to check out a few things.

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Ok man please try to get it i really need it thanks tho

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Ha ha... I'm not sure if you just say "man" a lot, but we've had this conversation before.. I'm a girl, SWAG ;)
Okay, I think I got this... Just a few minutes more...

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LOL I just say it a lot. I am sorry >.<

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Want an example of this same problem that was awnsered just with 500 minutes instead of 600?

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http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100129174427AAd6nEu

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Okay, I see this. :) Let me see...

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ok

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I'm honestly confused about this; but I thought that this would help:
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100818131627AAkXxgA
Brer Bunny and Spaceman Spiff explain it a lot better than I can. Just put 600 for every 500 dollar value, and solve for 1,000 minutes instead of 500. :)

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That confuses me coudld u do it?

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ugh :( i really thought u would get it

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hold on lets try suin else

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give me a sec, SWAG. It'll take me a minute to type this all up. :)

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You want to try something else or you got this?

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I got it. :)

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ok :)

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Oh... shoot... dead end. I'm sorry SWAG. You can remove the medal if you like. I am puzzled by this question. Yes, that's right, you stumped even me (just kidding). But seriously, I don't get this one. :/

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Can we try a diff one :/ and no you can keep it you deserve it

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Part 1 - A family of 5 comes to the amusement park. There are two adults and three children (under the age of 12). They qualify for a special family rate of $174.45. The clerk tells them that a child's ticket always costs $11 less than an adult's ticket. How much is each adult ticket and how much is each child's ticket?
Define your variables. What is a variable you can use to represent the adult cost?
A variable to represent adult cost in the family plan: __________.
Write an expression to represent the cost of the child's ticket in terms of the adult ticket. Remember the child's ticket is $11 less than the adult's ticket. Please be sure to use the same variable that you used above for the adult cost when writing this expression.
An expression to represent the cost of a child's ticket in the family plan: _____________.
There are two adults and three children, and the total cost was $174.45. Write an equation representing the total cost for this family of five.
Equation representing total cost: __________________________ .
Solve your equation to determine the cost of an adult ticket in the family plan. Be sure to show all work.
Provide the solutions for the question: How much is each adult ticket and how much is each child's ticket?
Answer: Adult ticket price is $ _________ and Child's ticket price is $ ___________.
Part 2 - You are a student who plans to attend the amusement park for two days. This will be fun! Now it's time to figure out the cost. You won a coupon for 50% off a 1-day pass but it cannot be combined with other offers. The amusement park also offers a $5 student discount; however, you cannot get the $5 student discount off the 2-day pass. Use the information in the chart above to determine which option is the better deal.
Option 1: Buying a ticket at 50% off today and then purchasing a new 1-day ticket at the student price tomorrow.
Option 2: Buying a 2-day pass and not using the coupon at all.
Which option would you choose? Please show all your work and explain your answer.
Part 3 - A business wants to give each of its employees a free ticket to the amusement park and has budgeted $1200 for tickets.
Write and solve an inequality to find the maximum number of 1-day, adult tickets that can be bought. When you round your answer, remember that there is no such thing as "part" of a ticket.
Inequality: _________
The maximum number of tickets that can be purchased: ___________
Suppose the business decides to purchase the tickets in groups of 10. Write and solve an inequality to find the maximum number tickets that can be purchased this way.
The maximum number of tickets that can be purchased: ___________ .
Which of the two deals is the better buy? .
Part 4 - Call or look up on the internet a local amusement park, aquarium or zoo. Ask about the ticket prices for children (sometimes called students) and adults. Use that information to answer the following questions.
What is the adult ticket price?
What is the child's ticket price?
What is the difference between the price of an adult ticket and the price of a child's ticket?
If you were to call the adult ticket price "A" how could you express the child's ticket price still using the variable "A"?
Name the place that you researched and show your work in calculating your total cost for two adults and three children.

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Call the ticket price in the first sentence "g" for group rate. The ticket price in the second sentence can be "s" for student rate.

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1st scenario: 10 people pay "g" amount of money for a total of $419.50.

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2nd scenario: Each person pays the 1-day ticket rate minus a $5.00 discount for students.

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HOLY! 0_0
I have homework of my own to do, SWAG, this is HUGE! But let me see. Maybe i can do something at least. :)

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Well its just a few questions its not that big its all about the same thing im sorry its just this the last thing i need for the semester

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Oh, okay. I see now. At first all I saw was so. many. words. :)

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Haha yesh

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You still there @tafkas77 haha

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I got it

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:D

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Thank you @tafkas77 sorry for everything

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You're welcome - and no worries! Sometimes stuff happens. I'm sorry I wasn't the best tutor today. That first question REALLY stumped me!

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You are always the best <3

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Huh? I deleted that one!
Anyways, thanks, you too. ;)

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Well, bye *4 minutes late ahem* :)

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Goodluck!

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Thanks! :)

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Did you ever get the original question answered? I'm on it now /;

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