The lucky storage company wants to ship materials from their current warehouse to a new warehouse. it will cost $2200.00 to rent trucks and an additional $150.00 per ton of material shipped to the new location. let c represent the total cost of transporting the materials to the new location, and let s represent each ton of material shipped.
a) write and equation relating c to s
b) use this equation to determine the cost to ship 37 tons of material to the new warehouse
A) C = 2,200 + 150S
The cost to rent the trucks is a one-time fee, therefore it does not need to be assigned a variable. However, the statement "$150.00 per ton of material shipped" does need a variable since it's stated that "S represent each ton of material shipped"
So we will attach the S to the 150
C = 2,200 + 150S
Now, using the same equation we made from Explanation A. We will replace S with 37.
Why? Since S represents each ton of material, we are given 37 tons. We need to replace the S to actually calculate a value. Think of all the letters as just a placeholder until we actually need it.
C = 2,200 + 150(37)
C = 7,750
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