Posted by Thomas on .
43. A phone company charges 10 cents per minute for the first 3 minutes of a call, and 10cents for each minute thereafter.What is the cost, in cents, of a 10minute phone call?
a. 20020c
b.100c+70
c. 30+7c
d.1007c
e. 10070c
please answer and explain

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Ms. Sue,
Please proofread your problem.

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Thomas,
10 cents per minute for the first 3 minutes + 30 cents, but I don't know what is 10cents for each minute thereafter?

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Thomas,
type mistake:
10 cents per minute for the first 3 minutes = 30 cents 
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Thomas,
43. A phone company charges 10 cents per minute for the first 3 minutes of a call, and 10c cents for each minute thereafter.What is the cost, in cents, of a 10minute phone call?

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Ms. Sue,
10  3 = 7
This problem doesn't make sense as the charge per minute is the same  whether it's the first three minutes or the rest of the phone call. 
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Thomas,
10 cents per minute for the first 3 minutes = 30 cents ,but I don't know what is 10c cents for each minute thereafter?

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Thomas,
why 3 , because the first 3 minutes ?

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Ms. Sue,
Yes.

math 
Thomas,
is it answer c. 30 + 7c?

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Ms. Sue,
What does c represent?