## Selena2345 2 years ago An online company charges a shipment fee of \$4.99 per order and an item fee of \$0.65 per pound to ship furniture. Part A :Write a numerical expression that can be used to find the total cost to ship a piece of furniture that weighs 8 pounds.Part B: What is the total cost, in dollars to ship a piece of furniture that weighs 8 pounds ?

1. karatechopper

Well..so you have the shipment fee of 4.99 and the per pound fee of 0.65. So.. Lets look at the per pound fee. You have a piece of furniture that is 8 POUNDS. To find the total amount you need to pay for the whole piece of furniture you need to multiply 0.65 x 8 agree? 0.65 x 8= 5.20 Now we know that the piece of furniture costs \$5.20 You buy that piece of furniture and its shipping price is \$4.99 so now you have to add the shipping cost to the cost of the piece of furniture. that would be.. \$4.99 + \$5.20 = \$10.19

2. karatechopper

That would be the total cost^

3. karatechopper

Lets step back into the way I taught it tho, and put it in full numbers.

4. karatechopper

0.65(8) + 4.99=T T- Total Cost .65 is for the cost per pound 8 is for the amount of pounds the piece of furniture weighs 4.99 is the cost of shipping.

5. karatechopper

Does that help? Sorta?

6. Selena2345

Yes

7. karatechopper

:) Yay!! Need anymore help, I can try!

8. Selena2345

Thank You

9. karatechopper

Most welcome!

10. Selena2345

Yes i need help with 3 more questions

11. karatechopper

okay, I can try em! Could ya make a separate post so that the thread doesn't get to long?

12. Selena2345

okay

13. karatechopper

Thanks :)