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Posted by **Poochie** on Sunday, July 10, 2011 at 7:17pm.

Company A charges $25 per month plus $0.22 per minute for cell phone service. Company B charges $35 per month plus $0.12 per minute. How many minutes of usage is needed in one month to make Company B a better deal?

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, July 10, 2011 at 7:18pmWhat are the five steps you are supposed to use?

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**Poochie**, Sunday, July 10, 2011 at 7:28pmHelp with solving don't need five steps . Thanks

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**Poochie**, Sunday, July 10, 2011 at 8:04pmI need help with this problem.

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**Reiny**, Sunday, July 10, 2011 at 8:32pmsolve:

.12m + 35 < .22m + 25

The five step-method is probably a term your teacher uses, and is not generally known.

The number of steps shouldn't really matter.

Here is the way I would do this ....

.12m + 35 < .22m + 25

-.1m < -10

m > 100

so for usage of more than 100 minutes, plan B would be better

check with a number like 150 minutes

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