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A certain taxi company charges $3.10 for the first 1/5 of a mile plus [#permalink] ### Show Tags 01 Jun 2011, 12:31 1 This post received KUDOS 6 This post was BOOKMARKED 00:00 Difficulty: 35% (medium) Question Stats: 70% (02:06) correct 30% (01:54) wrong based on 117 sessions ### HideShow timer Statistics A certain taxi company charges$3.10 for the first 1/5 of a mile plus $0.40 for each additional 1/5 of a mile. What would this company charge for a taxi ride that was 8 miles long? A.$15.60
B. $16.00 C.$17.80
D. $18.70 E.$19.10

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Re: A certain taxi company charges $3.10 for the first 1/5 of a mile plus [#permalink] ### Show Tags 01 Jun 2011, 12:45 1 This post received KUDOS Shalom! The first mile is computed as:$3.10 + $1.60 ($0.40*4) = $4.70 The second thru eighth miles are computed as:$2.00 ( $0.40*5) X 7 miles =$14.00

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total miles 40 (8/1/5)
first 1/5 miles = 3.1
next 39 = 39*.4 = 15.6
total 18.7
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Re: A certain taxi company charges $3.10 for the first 1/5 of a mile plus [#permalink] ### Show Tags 01 Jun 2011, 14:52 first 1/5 mile charge =$3.10

rest of the miles = 8 - (1/5) = 39/5

charge for the rest of the miles = 39 *0.4 = 15.6

total charge = 3.10+15.6 = 18.7

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A certain taxi company charges $3.10 for the first 1/5 of a mile plus$0.40 for each additional 1/5 of a mile. What would this company charge for a taxi ride that was 8 miles long?

A. $15.60 B.$16.00
C. $17.80 D.$18.70
E. $19.10 1/5 miles = 0.2 miles. The cost of 8 miles long ride would be$3.10 for the first 0.2 miles plus (8-0.2)/0.2*0.4 = $3.1 +$15.6 = $18.7. Answer: D. OPEN DISCUSSION OF THIS QUESTION IS HERE: a-certain-taxi-company-charges-3-10-for-the-first-1-5-of-a-56649.html _________________ Re: A certain taxi company charges$3.10 for the first 1/5 of a mile plus   [#permalink] 15 Nov 2014, 04:01
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