# A phone company charges for $$\2$$the first five minutes of a phone call and 30 cents per minute thereafter. If Bill makes a phone call that lasts 25 minutes, what will be the total cost of the phone call?

$$\8.00$$

Explanation

The total cost of the phone call can be represented by the equation:

$$TC=\2.00 + \0.3x$$, where x is the duration of the call after the first five minutes. In this case, x=20. Substitute the known values into the equation and solve for the total cost:
$$TC = \2.00 + \0.3 \times 20$$
$$TC=\2.00$$

$$TC = \8.00$$