monthly fee, plus $3 per book read in that month. For each club, how many books must be read in 1 month for the total

charges from each club to be equal?

A.) 1

B.) 4

C.) 5

D.) 6

E.) 75

**x = number of books read in 1 month**

**ABC Book Club cost**

= 2x + 40{$2 per book plus $40 monthly fee}

= 2x + 40

**Easy Book Club cost**

= 3x + 35{$3 per book plus $35 monthly fee}

= 3x + 35

**To find how many books must be read for the two clubs to be equal, set the expressions equal to each other.**

2x + 40 = 3x + 35

x = 5 {subtracted 2x and subtracted 35 from each side}

**C.) 5**

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