Posted by **sharon ashford** on Monday, May 2, 2011 at 3:47pm.

Break-Even Analysis and Cost Analysis: As a first-time homeowner, there are going to many decisions that you need to make, such as whom to hire for the upkeep of your lawn. You have just received advertisements from 2 companies in your area: Greener Lawns and Lawns for Less. Greener Lawns charges an initial fee of $200, plus $50 per hour for labor costs. Lawns for Less charges an initial fee of $300, plus $25 per hour for labor costs.

1.If h represents the number of labor hours and C represents the cost, write the total cost equation for Greener Lawns.

2.If h represents the number of labor hours and C represents the cost, write the total cost equation for Lawns for Less.

3.Solve the system of equations for the total cost of lawn care using the desired technique: substitution, elimination, or graphing.

4.Document how you came to these conclusions for accuracy.

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