snowmist69
Jan 15, 2012, 03:19 PM
I hate word problems!!! I have this word problem and need help just getting started at least I think. Here it is.

You have been assigned a task of estimating the cost of a tree removal. The cost is \$25 per foot, up to 50 feet; above that the cost increases to \$50 per foot. You drop your kids off at the swimming pool and see your friends basking in the sun and wish you could stay. You get to the job site only to find out the basket truck that was suppose to meet you broke down 16 miles away. Explain how you can estimate the height of the tree.

This problem has to much wording and I just don't know where to start. Any help please.

corrigan
Jan 15, 2012, 09:46 PM
This problem is intentionally confusing. The kids and the swimming pool has nothing to do with anything. The fact that the truck broke down 16 miles away means nothing, and the cost per foot of removing the tree is meaningless with out a price to compare it to.

I hope this helps :)

snowmist69
Jan 15, 2012, 10:20 PM
Thank you for the help. Your answer makes a lot of sense to me.

pr1961
Aug 22, 2012, 10:38 AM
The cost to remove a tree is \$25 per foot, up to 50 feet; above that, the cost increases to \$50 per foot. Explain how you can estimate the height of the tree.

JudyKayTee
Aug 28, 2012, 04:51 PM
The cost to remove a tree is \$25 per foot, up to 50 feet; above that, the cost increases to \$50 per foot. Explain how you can estimate the height of the tree.

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