# math

The monthly cost (in dollars) of a long-distance phone plan is a linear function of the total calling time (in minutes). The monthly cost for 40 minutes of calls is \$12.18 and the monthly cost for 97 minutes is \$17.31. What is the monthly cost for 54 minutes of calls?

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1. m (the slope) = (17.31-12.18)/(97-40) = .09
y = mx + b = .09x + b
if i plug a point into the equation, i get b
12.18 = .09(40) + b
b = 11.82
y = .09(54) + 11.82 = \$16.68
:)

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2. it was \$13.44

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3. sorry molly you're right
i put in calculator 12.18 = .09(4) + b instead of 12.18 = .09(40) + b

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