Question 24980: I struggle with word problems. Once they are in an equation, I can do it, but getting them to that point is very hard for me. Could you please set the equation so I can solve the problem on my own?
Customers of a phone company can choose between two service plans for long distance calls. The first plan has a $23 one-time activation fee and charges 10 cents a minute. The second plan has no activation fee and charges 15 cents a minute. After how many minutes of long distance calls will the costs of the two plans be equal? Answer by stanbon(57377) (Show Source):
You can put this solution on YOUR website! Let number of minutes of use be "x".
Cost of plan #1 will be (2300 + 10x)cents
Cost of plan # will be 15x cents
Let cost of 1st plan = cost of 2nd plan:
2300+10x = 15x
Solve for "x"