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Patty's Pet Company charges $0.55 per pound to ship pet supplies. Part A: Write an equation to determine the total cost, c, to ship p pounds of pet supplies. Use your equation to determine the cost of shipping 2 pounds of pet supplies. Part B: If the company reduces the cost to ship pet supplies by 0.05 per pound, write an equation to determine the total cost, c, to ship p pounds of pet supplies with the reduced cost

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  1. anonymous
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    can i get help plz

  2. anonymous
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    Can I get step by step help

  3. anonymous
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    @jim_thompson5910 can you help me

  4. jim_thompson5910
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    "Patty's Pet Company charges $0.55 per pound to ship pet supplies." how much does it cost to ship exactly 1 pound of pet supplies?

  5. anonymous
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    .26

  6. jim_thompson5910
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    how are you getting that?

  7. anonymous
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    .55/2

  8. jim_thompson5910
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    "$0.55 per pound" means "$0.55 for each pound" or "$0.55 for one pound"

  9. anonymous
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    .55*2 =1.10

  10. jim_thompson5910
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    1 pound simply costs $0.55 you're overthinking

  11. anonymous
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    ok

  12. jim_thompson5910
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    how about 7 pounds? how much does that cost?

  13. anonymous
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    3.85

  14. jim_thompson5910
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    and how did you get that?

  15. anonymous
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    .55*7

  16. jim_thompson5910
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    so in general, if we don't know the amount of pounds, we can just say it's p so the general cost is 0.55*p agreed?

  17. anonymous
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    yes

  18. jim_thompson5910
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    so that's why the cost equation is c = 0.55*p

  19. jim_thompson5910
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    "Use your equation to determine the cost of shipping 2 pounds of pet supplies. " now plug in p = 2 into that cost equation

  20. anonymous
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    c=.55*2 = 1.10

  21. jim_thompson5910
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    correct

  22. anonymous
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    Part B would be c = .50*2?

  23. jim_thompson5910
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    close

  24. jim_thompson5910
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    they say nothing about p being 2 though

  25. anonymous
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    c=.50*p

  26. jim_thompson5910
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    correct

  27. anonymous
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    Don't i need to work it out are just leave it as the equation ?

  28. anonymous
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    .50*1.10?

  29. jim_thompson5910
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    they just want c = 0.50p for part B

  30. anonymous
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    got it thanks

  31. jim_thompson5910
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    no problem

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