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A phone company charges 2 dollars for the first five minutes of a phone call and 30 cents per minute thereafter. If Malik makes a phone call that lasts 25 minutes, what will be the total cost of the phone call?

A 8.00 dollars

The total cost of the phone call can be represented by the equation: TC = $2.00 + $0.3x, where x is the duration of the call after the first five minutes. In this case, x = 20. Substitute the known values into the equation and solve for the total cost:
TC = $2.00 + $0.3 * 20
TC = $2.00 + $6.00 = $8.00