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The cost to rent a boat for a fishing trip is x dollars, which is to be shared equally among the people taking the trip. If 12 people go on the trip rather than 20, how many more dollars, in terms of x, will it cost per person?

A. \(\frac{x}{8}\)

B. \(\frac{x}{12}\)

C. \(\frac{x}{16}\)

D. \(\frac{x}{20}\)

E. \(\frac{x}{30}\)

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When 20 people planned to rent the boat:

Cost per person = \(\frac{x}{20}\)

When 12 people planned to rent the boat:

Cost per person = \(\frac{x}{12}\)

The difference in the cost per person = \(\frac{x}{12}\) - \(\frac{x}{20}\) = \(\frac{5x}{60}\) - \(\frac{3x}{60}\) = \(\frac{2x}{60}\) = \(\frac{x}{30}\)

So the answer is E
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actual cost of trip per person ; x/20
and cost as for 12 person ; x/12
so
extra amount to be paid
x/12-x/20 ; x/30
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The cost to rent a boat for a fishing trip is x dollars, which is to be shared equally among the people taking the trip. If 12 people go on the trip rather than 20, how many more dollars, in terms of x, will it cost per person?

A. \(\frac{x}{8}\)

B. \(\frac{x}{12}\)

C. \(\frac{x}{16}\)

D. \(\frac{x}{20}\)

E. \(\frac{x}{30}\)

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Bunuel wrote:
The cost to rent a boat for a fishing trip is x dollars, which is to be shared equally among the people taking the trip. If 12 people go on the trip rather than 20, how many more dollars, in terms of x, will it cost per person?

A. \(\frac{x}{8}\)

B. \(\frac{x}{12}\)

C. \(\frac{x}{16}\)

D. \(\frac{x}{20}\)

E. \(\frac{x}{30}\)


Let the cost = 240

In case of 20 persons, cost per person = 12

In case of 12 persons, cost per person = 20

Difference = 8

Apply in each answer choice, only one fits

Answer: E
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Bunuel wrote:
The cost to rent a boat for a fishing trip is x dollars, which is to be shared equally among the people taking the trip. If 12 people go on the trip rather than 20, how many more dollars, in terms of x, will it cost per person?

A. \(\frac{x}{8}\)

B. \(\frac{x}{12}\)

C. \(\frac{x}{16}\)

D. \(\frac{x}{20}\)

E. \(\frac{x}{30}\)


The cost per person if 12 people go on the trip is x/12, and the cost per person if 20 people go on the trip is x/20. Therefore, the difference is:

x/12 - x/20 = 5x/60 - 3x/60 = 2x/60 = x/30

Answer: E
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