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− | The taxi fare in Gotham City is < | + | ==Problem== |
+ | The taxi fare in Gotham City is <nowiki>$2.40</nowiki> for the first <math>\frac12</math> mile and additional mileage charged at the rate <nowiki>$0.20</nowiki> for each additional 0.1 mile. You plan to give the driver a <nowiki>$2</nowiki> tip. How many miles can you ride for <nowiki>$10</nowiki>? | ||
− | <math> \ | + | <math> \textbf{(A) }3.0\qquad\textbf{(B) }3.25\qquad\textbf{(C) }3.3\qquad\textbf{(D) }3.5\qquad\textbf{(E) }3.75 </math> |
==Solution== | ==Solution== | ||
+ | Let <math>x</math> be the number of miles you ride. The number of miles you ride after the first half mile is <math>x-0.5.</math> We can write this equation: | ||
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+ | <cmath>\begin{align*} 10 &= 2.4 + 0.2 \times \frac{x-0.5}{0.1} + 2\\ | ||
+ | 5.6 &= 2(x-0.5)\\ | ||
+ | 2.8 &= x-0.5\\ | ||
+ | x &= \boxed{\textbf{(C)}\ 3.3}\end{align*}</cmath> | ||
==See Also== | ==See Also== | ||
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Latest revision as of 01:59, 5 July 2013
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
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:
See Also
2011 AMC 8 (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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