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Thank you for any help you can provide. I am really having trouble with some of this algebra homework.

Worldwide Shipping Company charges (4x + 280) dollars for shipping a package that weighs x pounds from Miami to Denver. Friendly Shipping Company charges (3x + 125) dollars to ship the same package. To convert a weight in kilograms to a weight in pounds, you multiply the number of kilograms by 0.454. How much does Friendly Shipping Company charge for a package that weighs 96 kilograms?

Answer

a.$255.75

b.$525.75

c.$552.75

d.$752.52

Worldwide Shipping Company charges (4x + 280) dollars for shipping a package that weighs x pounds from Miami to Denver. Friendly Shipping Company charges (3x + 125) dollars to ship the same package. How much more does Worldwide Shipping Company charge than Friendly Shipping Company? (Hint: Subtract Friendly's polynomial from Worldwide's.)

Answer

a.x+155

b.x-155

c.-x+155

d.-x-155

Worldwide Shipping Company charges (4x + 280) dollars for shipping a package that weighs x pounds from Miami to Denver. Friendly Shipping Company charges (3x + 125) dollars to ship the same package. Using your answer from #28, if a package weighs 259 pounds, how much can you save by shipping it via Friendly Shipping Company?

Answer

a.$144

b.$224

c.$414

d.$564

Worldwide Shipping Company charges (4x + 280) dollars for shipping a package that weighs x pounds from Miami to Denver. Friendly Shipping Company charges (3x + 125) dollars to ship the same package. Using your answer from #28, if a package weighs 401 pounds, how much can you save by shipping it via Friendly Shipping Company?

Answer

a.$656

b.$655

c.$556

d.$565

### 2 Answers

- BattleaxeLv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
96kg(0.454lb/kg) = 43.58lb

c = 3x + 125 = 3(43.58) + 125 = $255.75 (answer A)

(4x + 280) - (3x + 125) =

4x + 280 - 3x - 125 =

x + 155 (answer A)

W = 4(259) + 280 = $1316

F = 3(259) + 125 = $902

difference is 1316 - 902 = $414 (answer C)

W = 4(401) + 280 = $1884

F = 3(401) + 125 = $1328

difference is 1884 - 1328 = $556 (answer C)

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- FrankLv 58 years ago
1) 96 * 0.454 * 3 + 125

#2) (4x + 280) - (3x + 125) = (4x - 3x) + (280 - 125) =

#3) 259 * (4x - 3x) + (280 - 125)

#4) 401 * (4x - 3x) + (280 - 125)

Simple rearrangement of the terms will give you the solution. Now that I've show you how, you just have to complete the final basic math.