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The rental charge for a car is 34 cents for the first 1/4 mile driven and 6 cents for every 1/5 mile driven over the initial 1/4 mile. If a man paid $1.24 in rental charges, how many miles did he drive?

The rental charge for a car is 34 cents for the first 1/4 mile driven and 6 cents for every 1/5 mile driven over the initial 1/4 mile. If a man paid $1.24 in rental charges, how many miles did he drive?

We know that 100 cents = 1$ Therefore , Total Amount man paid = $1.24 = 124 cents. for first 1/4 mile = 34 cents = 124-34 = 90 cents 1/5 of a mile = 6 cents = 15 mile. total miles drive = 15 mile + 0.25 mile = 15.25 miles

The rental charge for a car is 34 cents for the first 1/4 mile driven and 6 cents for every 1/5 mile driven over the initial 1/4 mile. If a man paid $1.24 in rental charges, how many miles did he drive?

Let n be the total miles driven.

total amount = rental charge for 1/4 mile initially + rental charge as 6 cents per 1/5 mile

124 = 34 + (n-1/4) * 30 ( 6cents for 1/5 miles => 30 cents/mile...distance chargeable at this rate = n-1/4

he drove 3 1/4 miles. first quarter mile which cost 34 cents. So subtract 34 cents from $1.24. Remainder of trip cost 90 cents. Divide this by 6c per 1/5 of mile. 90/6=15. 15/5 of a mile is 3 miles. Add back the original 1/4 mile.

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