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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
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28 Jul 2016, 05:57
Let the fixed charge of Jim’s Taxi Service = 2.25 $and charge per 2/5 mile(.4 mile) = .35$

Total charge for a trip of 3.6 miles = 2.25 + (3.6/.4) * .35
= 2.25 + 9*.35
= 5.4 $Answer E _________________ When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. - Henry Ford The Moment You Think About Giving Up, Think Of The Reason Why You Held On So Long Senior Manager Joined: 24 Nov 2015 Posts: 490 Location: United States (LA) Re: Jim’s Taxi Service charges an initial fee of$2.25 at the beginning  [#permalink]

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28 Oct 2016, 03:01
[*]Fixed charges for Jim's Taxi service = $2.25 Traveller has to pay$0.35 for each 0.4 mile travelled
total travelled distance = 3.6 miles
$$\frac{3.6}{0.4}$$ = 9 parts of 0.4 mile each

So total = 2.25 + 9 *0.35 = $5.40 Correct answer - E Board of Directors Status: QA & VA Forum Moderator Joined: 11 Jun 2011 Posts: 4773 Location: India GPA: 3.5 WE: Business Development (Commercial Banking) Re: Jim’s Taxi Service charges an initial fee of$2.25 at the beginning  [#permalink]

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29 Oct 2016, 04:33
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. $5.40 Fixed charges =$ 2.25

Additioinal Charges = 3.6/0.4 =9

So, Total charges = 2.25 + 9*0.35

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11 Jan 2018, 15:03
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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