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

• Nov 15th 2011, 09:55 PM
bartholomew
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?
• Nov 16th 2011, 02:03 AM
earboth
Re: Algebra Word Problem - I think. Don't know how to setup the equation
Quote:

Originally Posted by bartholomew
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! (Yes)