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What causes a head gasket to blow

My mechanic just informed me that I have a blown head gasket on my 2000 dodge stratus. I noticed that it had begun to blow steam from the hood, so I just started putting water in the radiator. I made it to work a few days and then I put it in the shop on Saturday. I would like to know what caused it to blow and how much will the expenses be for repair?

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