February 21, 2017

Homework Help: math

Posted by alan on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 12:11am.

Lin-Yee is helping to set up a health clinic in Inuvik by collecting and shipping medical supplies from Calgary. She has found these shipping rates online:
• regular rate: $2.10/lb
• ship 101 to 500 lb, get a 20% discount
• ship over 500 lb, get a 40% discount
A large medical supply company has promised to donate 12 hospital beds and 4 wheeled stretchers over four months. Each bed weighs 58 kg and each stretcher weighs 90 lb.

a) How much will it cost total if she ships a quarter of the equipment (three beds and one stretcher) each month?
b) How much will it cost total if she ships half the equipment every two months?

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