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September 18, 2014

September 18, 2014

Posted by **linda** on Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 7:35pm.

a. Write an expression that gives the total cost to test x animals.

b. You can find the average cost per animal by dividing total costs by number of animals. Write the expression that gives the average cost per animal.

c. Find the average cost per animal for 10 animals. 100 animals. 1,000 animals.

d. As the number of animals tested increases, what happens to the average cost to test the animals? Would the average cost ever fall below $3.00? If so, identify a value that supports your answer. If not, explain how you know.

e. How many animals should be tested for the average cost to be $5.00 per animal?

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 7:36pmPlease post what you know about these problems and what you're having trouble with. Then we can help you.

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**BC**, Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 8:01pmtc=total cost

a. 2500+(3x)=tc

b. (2500+(3x))/x or tc/x

c. 10= $253 per animal

100= $28 per animal

1000= $5.50 per animal

d. As the amount af animals increase the price decreases and the average price will never fall below $3.00

e. (2500+(3x))/x=5

x=1250

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