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Re: Jim’s Taxi Service charges an initial fee of $2.25 at the beginning [#permalink]
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Jim’s Taxi Service charges an initial fee of $2.25 at the beginning of a trip and an additional charge of $0.35 for each 2/5 of a mile traveled. What is the total charge for a trip of 3.6 miles?

A. $3.15
B. $4.45
C. $4.80
D. $5.05
E. $5.40

Fixed charges = $ 2.25

Additioinal Charges = 3.6/0.4 =9

So, Total charges = 2.25 + 9*0.35

Hence , total charges is $5.40 , answer will be (E)
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Bunuel wrote:
Jim’s Taxi Service charges an initial fee of $2.25 at the beginning of a trip and an additional charge of $0.35 for each 2/5 of a mile traveled. What is the total charge for a trip of 3.6 miles?

A. $3.15
B. $4.45
C. $4.80
D. $5.05
E. $5.40


Let’s find how many “⅖ miles” are in 3.6 miles. Since 3.6 = 36/10 = 18/5, has (18/5)/(2/5) = 90/10 = 9 “⅖” miles; thus, the total charge for 3.6 miles would be 2.25 + 9 x 0.35 = $5.40.

Answer: E
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