# Which formula should be used to determine the total cost

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The wedding photographer for the Smith/Jones wedding charges \$1,000 for her preparation and first 60 prints. The cost is \$2.00 per photo for photos beyond the first 60. Which formula should be used to determine the total cost, C, as a function of the number of photos, p, that are purchased, assuming at least 60 are purchased?

a. C = 1000 p + 2

b. C = 1000(2p – 60)

c. C = 1000 + 2(p – 60)

FrancescaJo
School: Purdue University

Ok, so I am going to break down the word problem into parts. First, the wedding charges a base rate of \$1000 which includes 60 prints, this means that the cost is going to be at least \$1000. Next, the photographer charges \$2 for every additional photo after 60, so if you want 65 p...

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Good stuff. Would use again.

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