The Hendersons have just bought a home that requires some monthly yard maintenance. They are trying to decide if they should hir
e a professional lawn care service to maintain the property or do it themselves. Below are the costs associated with both options: Professional Service Option Do-It-Yourself Option $75 for the first month $250 lawnmower $45 per month after initial visit $135 edger Includes mowing and edging the lawn, trimming the bushes, and raking the leaves. $69 hedge trimmer $25 rake How long would it take before the Hendersons would recover their costs if they chose to do it themselves over the professional service
It would take the Hendersons 10months to recover their cost if they decide to do it themselves over the professional service.
Here is how;
Doing it themselves would cost -
$250 - For a lawnmower
$135 - For an edger
$69 - For a hedge trimmer
$25 - For a rake
Summing these up gives $479
It would cost the Hendersons $479 to purchase equipments to carry out their monthly yard maintenance themselves.
On the other hand, if they were to hire a professional service, it would cost
• $75 for the first month and
• $45 for subsequent months
So, $45 * 9months = $405
$405 + $75 (for the initial month) = $480
Comparing the $480 for a professional to the $479 it would cost to purchase equipment and do it themselves, it would take the Hendersons 10months to recover their cost if they decide to do it themselves over the professional service.
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