1. Two enterprising college students decide to start a
business. They will make up and deliver helium balloon
bouquets for special occasions. It will cost them
$39.99 to buy a machine to fill the balloons with
helium. They estimate that it will cost them $2.00 to
buy the balloons, helium, and ribbons needed to make
each balloon bouquet. Which of the following expressions
could be used to model the total cost for producing
b balloon bouquets?

  • A. $ 2.00b + $39.99

  • B. $37.99b

  • C. $39.99b + $ 2.00

  • D. $41.99b

  • E. $79.98b