# SOLUTION: Mr. Newman needs some repair work done on his truck. He gets two estimates for the repairs. Itza-Reck Autos charges \$162 for parts and \$32 per hour for labor. Cars-R-Us will charge

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 Question 91158: Mr. Newman needs some repair work done on his truck. He gets two estimates for the repairs. Itza-Reck Autos charges \$162 for parts and \$32 per hour for labor. Cars-R-Us will charge \$144 for parts and \$35 per hour for labor. Which is the better deal?Answer by checkley71(8403)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM WE NEED TO KNOW HOW MANY HOURS ARE REQUIRED FOR THE REPAIR WORK FROM EACH ESTIMATOR. 162+32X=? WHERE X IS THE NUMBER OF HOURS FOR THE REPAIRS. 144+35X=? ---------------------------------------------- IF X=1 THEN 162+32=194 & 144+35=179 ITZA BEST. IF X=5 THEN 162+32*5=162+160=322 & 144+35*5=144+175=319 ITZA BEST. IF X=8 THEN 162+32*8=162+256=418 & 144+35*8=144+280=424 CARS BEST.