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Jim’s Taxi Service charges an initial fee of $2.25 at the beginning SORT BY: Tags: Show Tags Hide Tags Math Expert Joined: 02 Sep 2009 Posts: 94592 Own Kudos [?]: 643317 [1] Given Kudos: 86728 Retired Moderator Joined: 08 Dec 2013 Status:Greatness begins beyond your comfort zone Posts: 2091 Own Kudos [?]: 8992 [0] Given Kudos: 171 Location: India Concentration: General Management, Strategy GPA: 3.2 WE:Information Technology (Consulting) Senior Manager Joined: 24 Nov 2015 Posts: 405 Own Kudos [?]: 125 [0] Given Kudos: 231 Location: United States (LA) Board of Directors Joined: 11 Jun 2011 Status:QA & VA Forum Moderator Posts: 6047 Own Kudos [?]: 4767 [0] Given Kudos: 463 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]
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

So, Total charges = 2.25 + 9*0.35

Hence , total charges is $5.40 , answer will be (E) Target Test Prep Representative Joined: 14 Oct 2015 Status:Founder & CEO Affiliations: Target Test Prep Posts: 19185 Own Kudos [?]: 22702 [0] Given Kudos: 286 Location: United States (CA) Re: Jim’s Taxi Service charges an initial fee of$2.25 at the beginning [#permalink]
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.