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A firm pays $1.75 for each copy of a magazine and sells each one for $2.50. There is a fixed monthly cost of $40 for printing the publication. If the firm wants to make $550 dollars next month, how many magazines do they have to sell? Write and solve an equation that represents this scenario.

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    (2.50-1.75)M - 40 = 550

    .75M = 590

    M = 590/.75

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