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Leslie Wickam can rent an air compressor for $240 a week or buy it for$1,499.99. How many weeks of renting, to the nearest tenth of a week, will it take for the rental cost to equal or exceed the purchase price?

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1 of 2$\$1,499.99\div \$240=6.2$

The number of weeks is the buying price divided by the weekly price.

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1 of 4For this exercise, we find out how many weeks are needed for the renting cost to equal the price of an air compressor. Leslie Wickam can rent the air compressor for $\$240$ a week or buy a new one for $\$1,499.99$.

*What mathematical operation do we use to calculate the number of weeks till breakeven?*

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