## SWAG 2 years ago 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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@tafkas77

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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.

3. tafkas77

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.

6. tafkas77

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

8. tafkas77

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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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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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

30. tafkas77

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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?

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I got it

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:D

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Thank you @tafkas77 sorry for everything

37. tafkas77

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

39. tafkas77

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

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Well, bye *4 minutes late ahem* :)

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Goodluck!

42. tafkas77

Thanks! :)

43. sarahailey

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