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It costs g cents a mile for gasoline and m cents a mile for all other

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It costs g cents a mile for gasoline and m cents a mile for all other costs to run a car. How many dollars will it cost to run the car for 100 miles?

(A) (g + m)/100
(B) 100g + 100m
(C) g + m
(D) g + .1m
(E) g

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22 Oct 2017, 14:57
Bunuel wrote:
It costs g cents a mile for gasoline and m cents a mile for all other costs to run a car. How many dollars will it cost to run the car for 100 miles?

(A) (g + m)/100
(B) 100g + 100m
(C) g + m
(D) g + .1m
(E) g

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$$\frac{gCents}{1mi} +\frac{mCents}{1mi} = \frac{(g+m)Cents}{1mi}$$

$$\frac{(g+m)Cents}{1mi}*100 miles * \frac{1dollar}{100cents}=$$

$$(g + m)$$ dollars

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Let g = 2 cents
Let m = 2 cents
It costs 2 + 2 = 4 cents per mile to run the car

$$\frac{(4)Cents}{1mi}*100 miles = 400 cents$$

How many dollars?

$$400 cents *\frac{1dollar}{100cents}=$$ 4 dollars

Using g = 2, m = 2, I need the choice that yields 4 as answer, because the question prompt includes the dollars:

(A) (g + m)/100 = 4/100. NO

(B) 100g + 100m = 400 + 400. NO

(C) g + m = 2 + 2 = 4. MATCH

(D) g + .1m = 2 + .2 = 2.2 NO

(E) g = 2. NO

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22 Oct 2017, 18:54
1 mile= g cents (For gasoline)
100 mile= 100g cents------(1)

1 mile= m cents (For gasoline)
100 mile= 100m cents------(2)

Total cost= 100g+ 100m cents= 100(g+m)cents

Now 1 cents= $$\frac{1}{100}$$ dollar

100(g+m) cents= 100(g+m)cents*$$\frac{1}{100}$$

= (g+m) cents

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22 Oct 2017, 22:07
Costs for 1 mile = g + m (cents)
=> costs for 100 miles = 100 * (g +m) cents
1 dollar = 100 cents
Hence, total cost IN DOLLAR = 100(g+m)/ 100 = g+m => answer C.

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22 Oct 2017, 22:48
varun4s wrote:
1 mile= g cents (For gasoline)
100 mile= 100g cents------(1)

1 mile= m cents (For gasoline)
100 mile= 100m cents------(2)

Total cost= 100g+ 100m cents= 100(g+m)cents

Now 1 cents= $$\frac{1}{100}$$ dollar

100(g+m) cents= 100(g+m)cents*$$\frac{1}{100}$$

= (g+m) cents

varun4s , I think you mean (g + m) dollars?

100(g+m)cents, then

$$100(g+m) cents * \frac{1 dollar}{100 cents}$$

The units "cents" cancel. Dollars are left.
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22 Oct 2017, 22:59
IMO Option C.

Total costs for 1 mile= g+m/100
total costs for 100 miles= g+m
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22 Nov 2019, 12:32
Bunuel wrote:
It costs g cents a mile for gasoline and m cents a mile for all other costs to run a car. How many dollars will it cost to run the car for 100 miles?

(A) (g + m)/100
(B) 100g + 100m
(C) g + m
(D) g + .1m
(E) g

Since the total cost per mile is (g + m) cents, or (g + m)/100 dollars, the total cost for a 100-mile trip, in dollars, is:

(g + m)/100 x 100 = g + m

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