Posted by **Nic** on Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 12:54am.

I need to write an equation for the following:

Denise's cell phone plan is $29.95 per month plus $.10 per minute for each minute over 300 minutes of call time. Denise's cell phone bill is $99.95. For how many minutes was she billed?

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**MathMate**, Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 8:57am
The fixed charge is 29.95 out of a 99.95 bill, so the minute charge is 99.95-29.95 = $70

How many minutes can $70 buy at 10 minutes for a dollar?

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**jai**, Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 9:00am
let x = over time (in minutes)

therefore,

29.95 + 10x = 99.95

10x = 99.95 - 29.95

10x = 70

x = 7 minutes

total minutes billed is 300 + 7 = 307 minutes

so there,, :)

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**MathMate**, Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 9:26am
Um...

Each additional minute costs $0.10.

So $70 buys 70/0.10=700 minutes in addition to the 300 fixed minutes. The total is therefore...

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