## A company that teaches self-improvement seminars is holding one of its seminars in Lancaster. The company pays a flat fee of $98 to rent a f

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A company that teaches self-improvement seminars is holding one of its seminars in Lancaster. The company pays a flat fee of $98 to rent a facility in which to hold each session. Additionally, for every attendee who registers, the company must spend $16 to purchase books and supplies. Each attendee will pay $65 for the seminar. Once a certain number of attendee register, the company will be breaking even. What will be the company’s total expenses and revenues? How many attendees will that take?

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Step-by-step explanation:

Let x represent the number of attendees that it will take the company to break even.

The company pays a flat fee of $98 to rent a facility in which to hold each session. Additionally, for every attendee who registers, the company must spend $16 to purchase books and supplies. This means that the total cost that the company would pay for x attendees is

16x + 98

Each attendee will pay $65 for the seminar. This means that the total revenue that the company would generate from x attendees is 65x.

At the break even point,

total cost = total revenue

Therefore,

16x + 90 = 65x

65x – 16x = 98

49x = 98

x = 98/49

x = 2

It will take 2 attendees and the total expenses and revenues is

2 × 65 = $130