Dylan L. answered • 11/18/15

Mechanical Engineer: over a decade of math tutoring experience

It's a good idea to break word problems up one bit at a time.

So how much does the first month cost?

They told us it's $4.95

How much does the next month cost?

Each month after the first costs $18.95

How many months in a year?

12

So, 1 of those months cost $4.95, and all the rest cost $18.95

1 month at $4.95 and 11 months at $18.95 in math looks like

1×($4.95) + 11×($18.95) = $4.95 + $208.45 = $213.40

So how much does the first month cost?

They told us it's $4.95

How much does the next month cost?

Each month after the first costs $18.95

How many months in a year?

12

So, 1 of those months cost $4.95, and all the rest cost $18.95

1 month at $4.95 and 11 months at $18.95 in math looks like

1×($4.95) + 11×($18.95) = $4.95 + $208.45 = $213.40

So the total cost is $213.40

Does that make sense? Any questions about it?