julie asked in 科學及數學數學 · 1 decade ago

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The monthly fee $P for a mobile phone service plan is the sum of two parts. One part is the basic fee $C which includes a basic airtime of $800 minutes, another part varies directly as the additional airtime. The following are the airtime and monthly fee of two customers. Let n minutes be the airtime where n >= 800.

Customer Airtime(n minutes) Monthly fee $P

Jack 830 84

May 950 108

(a) Express P is terms of n.

(b) If the airtime of Doris is 1135 minutes, what is her monthly fee?

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    (a)

    Assume P = C + a (n -800)

    From Jack,

    84 = C + a(830 - 800)

    84 = C + 30a .... (1)

    From May

    108 = C + a(950 - 800)

    108 = C + 150a ... (2)

    (2) - (1)

    24 = 120a

    a = 0.2 ... (3)

    Put (3) into (1)

    84 = C + 30 x 0.2

    C = 78

    Therefore, P = 78 + 0.2(n - 800)

    (b) For n = 1135,

    P = 78 + 0.2(1135 - 800)

    P = 78 + 67

    P = 145

    Ans. Doris monthly fee is $145.

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