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5-31. Mailboxes Plus sends packages overnight for $5 plus $0.25 per ounce. United Packages charges $2 plus $0.35 per ounce. Mr. Molinari noticed that his package would cost the same to mail using either service. How much does his package weigh? 5-31 HW eTool (Desmos). Homework Help ✎

Write equations for both brands.
y = total cost
x = weight in ounces
Mailboxes Plus: y = 0.25x + 5
United Packages: Write a similar equation.

Set the equations equal to each other to solve for x.

Complete the tables in the eTool below to graph the results.
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