algebra 1, help please
Algebra

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You should think about how this works in real life. You have to start off by paying $13.85 AND $25 right off the bat. Then, you pay $35 per month, so you would have to multiply the $35 by the number of months you are getting service. So that means that the 35 gets multiplied by the x. The yintercept would be the $13.85 and the $25 added together, which is $38.85.
So, the equation would look like this: y = 35x + 38.85
To find the ordered pair associated with x=5, you need to plug in 5 for x:
y = 35x + 38.85
y = 35(5) + 38.85
y = 175 + 38.85
y = 213.85
The ordered pair would be (5, 213.85). What it means is that you would have paid $213.85 total for 5 months of service.
If you want to know how much it costs for a 1 year contract, you need to think about how many months that is. It's 12 months. So that's what you plug in for x.
y = 35x + 38.85
y = 35(12) + 38.85
y = 420 + 38.85
y = 458.85
For a 1year contract, the plan costs $458.85.
I hope this helps you move forward on the problem! Let me know if you need any more clarification!
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