Hi

First post, thanks for the help, not good with this

Bling cell phone company charges $20 per month plus $5 for every gig of data used. Ring cell phone company charges $50 per month plus $2 for every gig of data used. How many gigs of data would be used if both companies charged the same amount? Which plan would you choose? Why?

Sorry not good with word problems

Thanks

Can you try something? Anything? This is a help site. We help students who get stuck. You need to tell us where you are stuck.

If all else fails then try this:

1 gig: Bling charges 20 + 5*

1. Ring charges 50 + 2*

1. Not equal

2 gigs: Bling charges 20 + 5*

2. Ring charges 50 + 2*

2. Not equal

3 gigs: Bling charges 20 + 5*

3. Ring charges 50 + 2*

3. Not equal

4 gigs: Bling charges 20 + 5*

4. Ring charges 50 + 2*

4. Not equal

Do you see a pattern? Everything is the same except what is in

red.

It equals the number of gigs. You want to know when the two charges are equal.

So the equation will be 20 + 5

g = 50 + 2

g