## A natural gas company charges a \$17.01 connection fee plus \$1.88 per 8 cubic feet of gas used. In the winter peak usage months, November thr

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A natural gas company charges a \$17.01 connection fee plus \$1.88 per 8 cubic feet of gas used. In the winter peak usage months, November through February, they charge each customer a peak usage surcharge of \$27.43. If a family uses 96 cubic feet of gas, how much will their bill have increased because of the peak usage surcharge? A. \$44.44 B. \$27.43 C. \$67.00 D. \$329.16

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Step-by-step explanation:

The natural gas company charges a \$17.01 connection fee plus \$1.88 per 8 cubic feet of gas used.

If a family uses 96 cubic feet of gas, their original bill would be

17.01 + (1.88 × 96)/8

= 17.01 + 22.56 = \$39.57

In the winter peak usage months, November through February, they charge each customer a peak usage surcharge of \$27.43.

Therefore, the amount by which their bill would increased because of the peak usage surcharge is

39.57 + 27.43 = \$67