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posted by ducky on .
Make a table to answer Problems 27–28. (35)
Two shipping companies charge different amounts to mail packages. Company A
charges an initial $5 fee, and each pound shipped is an additional $1. Company B
charges an initial $3 fee, and $1.50 for each pound shipped.
27. At what weight will the two companies have the same charge?
28. Which company charges less for a 6lb package? How much will you save?

Company A
$5+$1 per pound
Company B
$3 + 1.50 per pound
27.
3+1.50x=5+1x
1.50x=2+x
.50x=2
X=4
28.
6 lb package with company a
$5+($1x6)=$11
6lb package with company b
$3+($1.50x6)=$3+$9=$12
Company A charges less. You save $1