One jet ski company charges a flat flee of $20 plus $2 per hour A Second charges $14.75 plus $3.75 per hour. At how many hours will the prices same

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If x is the number of hours then the charge for the first company is


The charge for the second company is:


To find when the charges are the same we can set the expressions for the charge equal to each other and solve for x:




So the charges are the same after 3 hours.

We could also graph the equations and find the intercept: