2011 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 10
Problem
The taxi fare in Gotham City is $2.40 for the first mile and additional mileage charged at the rate $0.20 for each additional 0.1 mile. You plan to give the driver a $2 tip. How many miles can you ride for $10?
Solution 1 (Algebra)
Let be the number of miles you ride. The number of miles you ride after the first half mile is We can write this equation:
Solution 2 (Table)
\begin{array}{|c|c|c|} Miles & Money & Remark\\ \hline 0 & 8 & \text{2 for tip} \\ \hline 0.5 & 5.6 & \text{-2.4 for first 0.5 mi} \\ \hline 3.3 & 0 & \text{-5.6 for 2.8 mi} \end{array}
Miles travelled =
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