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One phone plan charges a $20 monthly fee and $0.08 per minute on every phone call made. Another phone plan charges a $12 monthly fee and $0.12 per minute for each call. After how many minutes would the charge be the same for both plans?



A. 60 minutes
B. 90 minutes
C. 120 minutes
D. 200 minutes

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Asked by Charlotter, Last updated: Aug 04, 2020

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 08, 2016

200 minutes-let m represent the minutes of the phone calls. the monthly charge for the first plan is 20 + 0.08m. the monthly charge for the second plan is 12 + 0.12m. when the monthly charges are the same, 20 + 0.08m = 12 + 0.12m. solve for m to find the number of minutes both plans have the same rate.10 + 0.08m - 0.08m = 12 + 0.12m - 0.08m 20 = 12 + 0.04m 20 - 12 = 12 + 0.04m - 12 8 = 0.04m so m = 8/0.04 = 800/4 = 200 minutes
 

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