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08 Feb 2019, 04:20
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If Jamal is charged $236.30 to rent a car and that charge consists of a flat fee of$95 and a charge of $0.075 for every tenth of a mile driven, how many miles did Jamal drive the rental car? A. 188.2 B. 188.4 C. 188.6 D. 188.8 E. 189 _________________ GMAT Club Legend Joined: 18 Aug 2017 Posts: 5013 Location: India Concentration: Sustainability, Marketing GPA: 4 WE: Marketing (Energy and Utilities) Re: If Jamal is charged$236.30 to rent a car and that charge consists of  [#permalink]

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08 Feb 2019, 06:20
Bunuel wrote:
If Jamal is charged $236.30 to rent a car and that charge consists of a flat fee of$95 and a charge of $0.075 for every tenth of a mile driven, how many miles did Jamal drive the rental car? A. 188.2 B. 188.4 C. 188.6 D. 188.8 E. 189 236.2 - 95 = 141.30 0.075 charge for every 1/10 th of mile so per mile cost = 0.75 miles driven 141.30/.75 = 188.4 IMO B Director Joined: 09 Mar 2018 Posts: 994 Location: India If Jamal is charged$236.30 to rent a car and that charge consists of  [#permalink]

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08 Feb 2019, 21:31
Bunuel wrote:
If Jamal is charged $236.30 to rent a car and that charge consists of a flat fee of$95 and a charge of $0.075 for every tenth of a mile driven, how many miles did Jamal drive the rental car? A. 188.2 B. 188.4 C. 188.6 D. 188.8 E. 189 236.30 will be including an one time fee = 236.30 - 95 = 141.30 Now this 141.30 = 1/10* 0.075* x(miles traveled) x = 188.4 B _________________ If you notice any discrepancy in my reasoning, please let me know. Lets improve together. Quote which i can relate to. Many of life's failures happen with people who do not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. Director Joined: 27 May 2012 Posts: 901 Re: If Jamal is charged$236.30 to rent a car and that charge consists of  [#permalink]

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23 Feb 2019, 02:09
KanishkM wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
If Jamal is charged $236.30 to rent a car and that charge consists of a flat fee of$95 and a charge of $0.075 for every tenth of a mile driven, how many miles did Jamal drive the rental car? A. 188.2 B. 188.4 C. 188.6 D. 188.8 E. 189 236.30 will be including an one time fee = 236.30 - 95 = 141.30 Now this 141.30 = 1/10* 0.075* x(miles traveled) x = 188.4 B Notice that solving this equation $$\frac{1}{10}$$ * .075 *x=141.30 gives x =18840 NOT 188.4 _________________ - Stne Re: If Jamal is charged$236.30 to rent a car and that charge consists of   [#permalink] 23 Feb 2019, 02:09
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