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## Mailboxes Plus sends packages overnight for $5 plus $0.25 per ounce. United Packages charges $2 plus $0.35 per ounce. Me. Molinari noticed t

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Mailboxes Plus sends packages overnight for $5 plus $0.25 per ounce. United Packages charges $2 plus $0.35 per ounce. Me. Molinari noticed that his package would cost the same to mail using either service. How much does his package weigh?

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Answer:30 ounces

Step-by-step explanation:You first have to write out the two equations:

5+0.25x=y

2+0.35x=y

Then simply equal the equations to each other:

5+0.25x=2+0.35x

Subtract the 2 from both sides:

3+0.25x=0.35x

Subtract the 0.25x from both sides:

3=0.10x

Divide the 0.10 on both sides:

30=x

So, 30 ounces is your answer!

You can check by plugging 30 back into the equations to make sure that they are equal to each other.

5+0.25(30)=12.5

2+0.35(30)=12.5