# HELP IN COMSUMER MATH

**Question description**

You are considering buying two different vehicles.

- The first is a van at $20,523, and an estimated annual operating cost of $3200.
- The second is a fuel-efficient car at $23,540 and an estimated annual operating cost of $2450.

Use these equations to represent the cost (y) of the cars over x years:

Y = 20,523 + 3200 X

Y = 23,540 + 2450 X

- Fill in the following tables, using the equations. (5 points)

Round to the nearest whole dollar.

Van |
# Years |
0 |
1 |
2 |
3 |
4 |
5 |
6 |

$ Cost |

Car |
# Years |
0 |
1 |
2 |
3 |
4 |
5 |
6 |

$ Cost |

- Answer the following questions. (5 points)

- How much does each vehicle cost initially?
- How much does each cost to operate for one year?
- Which one initially costs less?
- Which one will cost less over the six years?
- When do they cost about the same?

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