Derrick's dog sitting and darlene's dog sitting are competing for new business. derrick's dog sitting charges $10 plus $5 per hour. darlene's dog sitting charges $16 plus $3 per hour.
part 1 out of 2
complete and solve the equation that can be solved to find the number of hours for which the total cost will be the same for the two services. in your equation, use x to represent the number of hours of dog sitting.
the equation is .
the total cost will be the same for the two services at hours.
5x + 10 = 3x + 16
to find when the total will be same, solve the equation
2x = 6
x = 3
for part two:
derrick worked 6 hours
and darlene worked 8 hours
answer: you still need 52% which would be .52 if you want it in decimal form