# . A man pays 60 cents for every 200m3 of gas used, plus a fixed charge of \$13.75.How much does he pay when he uses 55 000m3 gas?

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## 55000m3 /200m3= 275m3

275m3*60 cent= 16500
16500/100=165.00
\$165.00+\$13.75= \$178.75

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## To calculate the total amount paid, we need to consider two components: the cost based on the gas used and the fixed charge.

1. Cost based on gas used:
The man pays 60 cents for every 200 m3 of gas used. Let's find out how many times 200 m3 goes into 55,000 m3.
55,000 m3 ÷ 200 m3 = 275 times

Since he pays 60 cents for every 200 m3:
275 times × 60 cents = \$165

2. Fixed charge:
The man has to pay a fixed charge of \$13.75, regardless of the amount of gas used.

Now, let's add the cost based on gas used and the fixed charge:
\$165 (cost based on gas used) + \$13.75 (fixed charge) = \$178.75

Therefore, the man pays \$178.75 when he uses 55,000 m3 of gas.