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The cost to rent a small bus for a trip is x dollars, which is to be shared equally among the people taking the trip. If 10 people take the trip rather than 16, how many more dollars, in terms of x, will it cost per person?

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The cost to rent a small bus for a trip is x dollars, which is to be shared equally among the people taking the trip. If 10 people take the trip rather than 16, how many more dollars, in terms of x, will it cost per person?

(A) x/6 (B) x/10 (C) x/16 (D) 3x/40 (E) 3x/80

For 16 people, the cost per person = x/16; For 10 people, the cost per person = x/10;

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Let X be 80: 80/10=8 and 80/16=5 the difference is 8-5=3 Plugin 80 for X in the answer choices the result must equal to 3 you can quickly see that E is the right answer: (3*80)/80=3
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Let X be 80: 80/10=8 and 80/16=5 the difference is 8-5=3 Plugin 80 for X in the answer choices the result must equal to 3 you can quickly see that E is the right answer: (3*80)/80=3

TAKE LCM OF 10 AND 16 IT WILL COME OUT TO 80 ...NOW TAKE X AS 80 .... PUT VALUES IN THE ABOVE EQUATION .. I THINK THIS IS THE SIMPLEST APPROACH

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Just plugging in values

X= 160 Cost per person if we consider 10 = 16 Cost per person if we consider 16 = 10 Difference between costs is 6 dollars. Plugging in the value of x into the answer choices, let's see which one yields a result of 6. And that is E.

The cost to rent a small bus for a trip is x dollars, which is to be shared equally among the people taking the trip. If 10 people take the trip rather than 16, how many more dollars, in terms of x, will it cost per person?

(A) x/6 (B) x/10 (C) x/16 (D) 3x/40 (E) 3x/80

The cost per person is x/10 if 10 people share the ride. Similarly, the cost per person is x/16 if 16 people share the ride. Thus, the difference is:

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The cost to rent a small bus for a trip is x dollars, which is to be shared equally among the people taking the trip. If 10 people take the trip rather than 16, how many more dollars, in terms of x, will it cost per person?

(A) x/6 (B) x/16 (C) x/40 (D) 3x/40 (E) 3x/80

Cost per person = (TOTAL cost)/(number of people)

Cost per person with 16 people Cost per person = x/16

Cost per person with 10 people Cost per person = x/10

How many more dollars, in terms of x, will it cost per person? difference = x/10 - x/16 ...check the answer choices - not there. Looks like they want us to simplify x/10 - x/16

Find a common denominator of 80 to get: x/10 - x/16 = 8x/80 + 5x/80 = 13x/80

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The cost to rent a small bus for a trip is x dollars, which is to be shared equally among the people taking the trip. If 10 people take the trip rather than 16, how many more dollars, in terms of x, will it cost per person?

(A) x/6 (B) x/16 (C) x/40 (D) 3x/40 (E) 3x/80

It will cost x/10 dollars per person when 10 people split the cost and x/16 dollars when 16 people split the cost. Thus, it will cost x/10 - x/16 = 8x/80 - 5x/80= 3x/80 dollars more when 10 people split the cost versus when 16 people do.

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