# SOLUTION: You are trying to decide whether to install a satellite dish or purchase a DVD player and rent DVD's. The satellite is a one time installation of \$45. plus \$34./month. To purchas

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 Question 438586: You are trying to decide whether to install a satellite dish or purchase a DVD player and rent DVD's. The satellite is a one time installation of \$45. plus \$34./month. To purchase the DVD player it is \$185 and rent 8 DVD's per month at \$2.50 each. At six months the satellite is a better deal and at 12 months the DVD is a better deal. What is the "Break even point"? or At how many months and at what cost will the two options be equal? Explain your answer.Answer by jorel1380(2518)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!45+34x=185+8(2.50)x 45+34x=185+20x 14x=140 x=10 At 10 months, the costs between the two options are the same. That's the "break even point". That's the point when the two options cost equal.