# 2000 AMC 10 Problems/Problem 4

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## Problem

Chandra pays an on-line service provider a fixed monthly fee plus an hourly charge for connect time. Her December bill was $12.48$, but in January her bill was $17.54$ because she used twice as much connect time as in December. What is the fixed monthly fee?

$\textbf{(A)}\ 2.53 \qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 5.06 \qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 6.24 \qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 7.42 \qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 8.77$

## Solution

Let $x$ be the fixed fee, and $y$ be the amount she pays for the minutes she used in the first month.

$x+y=12.48$

$x+2y=17.54$

$y=5.06$

$x=7.42$

We want the fixed fee, which is $\boxed{\text{D}}$

## See Also

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