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Suppose the cover price of a book is $\$$24.95, but bookstores get a 40% discount. Shipping costs $\$$3 for the first copy and 75 cents for each additional copy. What is the total wholesale cost for 60 copies?

More specifically, how should I calculate the shipping costs. Sorry for the poor question, long day.

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... Homework? :-) –  lhf Jan 15 '13 at 9:38
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kid garten math –  John Peter Jan 15 '13 at 9:45

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Addition and multiplication mostly.

Assuming you are a bookstore each book costs x = 24.95*discount. From there you can find the total cost of all books. To that add the shipping costs.

If you are not a bookstore, just remove the discount.

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More specifically, how should I calculate the shipping costs. Sorry for the poor question, long day. –  user58337 Jan 15 '13 at 9:41
    
It's so easy. I think I've been up too long :-) Thx. –  user58337 Jan 15 '13 at 9:48

Hints:

  • What is the price of one book after the discount has been given?
  • What is the total cost of $60$ books without shipping costs?
  • What is the total cost of $60$ books including shipping costs?
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