Mr. Shamir employs two part-time typists, Inna and Jim, for his typing needs. Inna charges $15 an hour and can type 6pages an hour, while Jim charges $18 an hour and can type 8 pages per hour. Each typist must be employed at least 8hours per week to keep them on the payroll. If Mr. Shamir has at least 208 pages to be typed, what is his minimum cost to employ both typists? Round your answer to the nearest whole number. Do not include a dollar sign or comma in your answer.

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Mr. Shamir employs two part-time typists, Inna and Jim, for his typing needs. Inna charges $15 an hour and can type 6pages an hour, while Jim charges $18 an hour and can type 8 pages per hour. Each typist must be employed at least 8hours per week to keep them on the payroll. If Mr. Shamir has at least 208 pages to be typed, what is his minimum cost to employ both typists? Round your answer to the nearest whole number. Do not include a dollar sign or comma in your answer.

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To work out the least cost under the given conditions in the word problem 

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Let us denote by x and y the hours that Inna and Jim are used . Then the ob...

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Cost 15x+18y (to be min imized) Number of hours x 8, y z 8 Number of pages : 6x +8y 2 208

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