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    Algebra Word Problem - I think. Don't know how to setup the equation

    Hi,

    Please give me a hint on how to setup the equation for this word problem.

    Mickey and Minnie are on different mobile plans.
    Minnie pays 55 cents a call and 3 cents a minute
    Mickey pays 51 cents a call and 4 cents a minute
    If a call costs the same on both plans, how long is the call?

    My first guess is

    .55 + .03x = .51 + .04x

    And then solve for x?
    Last edited by bartholomew; November 15th 2011 at 09:57 PM. Reason: Tried solving it
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    Re: Algebra Word Problem - I think. Don't know how to setup the equation

    Quote Originally Posted by bartholomew View Post
    Hi,

    Please give me a hint on how to setup the equation for this word problem.

    Mickey and Minnie are on different mobile plans.
    Minnie pays 55 cents a call and 3 cents a minute
    Mickey pays 51 cents a call and 4 cents a minute
    If a call costs the same on both plans, how long is the call?

    My first guess is

    .55 + .03x = .51 + .04x

    And then solve for x?
    Correct!
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