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The amount that it costs per person t rent a limo for prom varies indirectly with the number of people riding in the limo. If the cost per person is $60 when 5 people are sharing, h ow much will it cost if they pile 20 people in the limo?

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$$\\C=\frac{k}{P}\\
When\;P=5\; \;C=60\;find\;k\\
60=\frac{k}{5}\\
k=300\\\\
C=\frac{300}{P}\\
When \;P=20\;people\\
C=\frac{300}{20}\\
C=\$15 \;per\; person$$

Melody  Apr 20, 2015
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Cost per person = 60/5 so then cost=12t  solution $240.

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$$\\C=\frac{k}{P}\\
When\;P=5\; \;C=60\;find\;k\\
60=\frac{k}{5}\\
k=300\\\\
C=\frac{300}{P}\\
When \;P=20\;people\\
C=\frac{300}{20}\\
C=\$15 \;per\; person$$

Melody  Apr 20, 2015
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I just realized that i wourld say "varies inversely" but the question says "varies indirectly"  

Are these the same thing ?

Melody  Apr 20, 2015

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