# kim and jason just had business cards made. kim’s printing company charged a one time setup fee of \$

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kim and jason just had business cards made. kim’s printing company charged a one time setup fee of \$8 and then \$20 per box of cards. jason,meanwhile ordered his online. they cost \$8 per box. there was no setup fee, but he had to pay \$20 to have his order shipped to his house. by coincidence, kim and jason ended up spending the same amount on their business cards. how many boxes did each buy? how much did each spend?

Set up Kim's cost function C(b) where b is the number of boxes:
C(b) = Cost per box * number of cards + Setup Fee + Shipping Fee
C(b) = 20c + 8 + 0

Set up Jason's cost function C(b) where b is the number of boxes:
C(b) = Cost per box * number of cards + Setup Fee + Shipping Fee
C(b) = 8c + 0 + 20

Since Kim and Jason spent the same amount, set both cost equations equal to each other:
20c + 8 = 8c + 20

Type this equation into our search engine to solve for c, and we get:
c = 1

How much did they spend? We pick either Kim's or Jason's cost equation since they spent the same, and plug in c = 1:

Kim:
C(1) = 20(1) + 8
C(1) = 20 + 8
C(1) = 28

Jason:
C(1) = 8(1) + 20
C(1) = 8 + 20
C(1) = 28