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# A taxicab charges $1.00 for the first one-fifth mile of a  post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics Author Message Director Joined: 05 Jan 2008 Posts: 690 Followers: 5 Kudos [?]: 472 [0], given: 0 A taxicab charges$1.00 for the first one-fifth mile of a [#permalink]

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A taxicab charges $1.00 for the first one-fifth mile of a trip and$0.20 for each following one-fifth mile or part thereof. If a trip is 2.5 miles long, what is the fare?

(A) $2.60 (B)$3.10
(C) $3.20 (D)$3.40
(E) $3.60 _________________ Persistence+Patience+Persistence+Patience=G...O...A...L Manager Joined: 16 Sep 2007 Posts: 215 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 0 Re: PS: Confused with the question [#permalink] ### Show Tags 20 Apr 2008, 12:10 determine number of fifths x/5=2.5 x=12.5 fifths subtract one fifth from 12.5 because different rate but round up "part thereof" 12*(.20)+1=3.40 D Manager Joined: 09 Apr 2008 Posts: 60 Concentration: Strategy, Operations Schools: CBS '15 (A) Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 14 [0], given: 0 Re: PS: Confused with the question [#permalink] ### Show Tags 20 Apr 2008, 12:12 "or part thereof" means we round up to the next 1/5 or 0.2 of a mile on a trip for starters, this means a 2.5 mile trip is 2.6 miles as far as the fare is concerned take the "first one-fifth mile" to be$1.00 and we have 2.3 miles (2.4 for the purpose of solving) remaining in this trip...

2.4 / 0.2 = 12 more one-fifths remaining...

$1.00 + 12 *$0.20 = $3.40 [D] _________________ "The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it." -Thoreau VP Joined: 10 Jun 2007 Posts: 1442 Followers: 7 Kudos [?]: 285 [0], given: 0 Re: PS: Confused with the question [#permalink] ### Show Tags 20 Apr 2008, 12:13 prasannar wrote: A taxicab charges$1.00 for the first one-fifth mile of a trip and $0.20 for each following one-fifth mile or part thereof. If a trip is 2.5 miles long, what is the fare? (A)$2.60
(B) $3.10 (C)$3.20
(D) $3.40 (E)$3.60

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1 + 4*(0.2) + 5*(0.2) + 3*(0.2) = 3.4
Re: PS: Confused with the question   [#permalink] 20 Apr 2008, 12:13
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