- A group can charter a particular aircraft at a fixed total cost. If 36 people charter the aircraft rather than 40 people, then the cost per person is greater by $12.
(a) What is the fixed total cost to charter the aircraft?
(b) What is the cost per person if 40 people charter the aircraft?
ans: 15. (a) $\$$4,320 (b) $\$$108
Can the answers be found with the information provided in the question? If yes , how?
As far as I understand the question, my approach to the question is as follows: for 40 people, cost per person be x for 36 people, cost per person is x+12 so for 40 people, total cost is 40x for 36 people, total cost is 36(x+12)