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The total cost of a car rental at Company X is equal to a base fee per day plus a charge of $0.30 per mile. What was the cost of Peter’s rental from Company X?

(1) Peter drove a total of 25 miles.

(2) The base fee per day for a car from Company X is $50.00.

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The total cost of a car rental at Company X is equal to a base fee per day plus a charge of $0.30 per mile. What was the cost of Peter’s rental from Company X?

(1) Peter drove a total of 25 miles.

(2) The base fee per day for a car from Company X is $50.00.

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Can anyone tell me why the OA is what it is???


The answer should be E.

As , though we would know the number of miles driven by statement A and base fee per day for car by Statement B,
We do not know how many days was the car used .Hence, we cannot determine the car rental.
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krishnasty wrote:
The total cost of a car rental at Company X is equal to a base fee per day plus a charge of $0.30 per mile. What was the cost of Peter’s rental from Company X?

(1) Peter drove a total of 25 miles.

(2) The base fee per day for a car from Company X is $50.00.

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Can anyone tell me why the OA is what it is???


The answer should be E.

As , though we would know the number of miles driven by statement A and base fee per day for car by Statement B,
We do not know how many days was the car used .Hence, we cannot determine the car rental.



I am not sure where dis 'number of days' come into picture. Aren't we supposed to work on this problem assuming that the rental is being asked for a single day??
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The total cost of a car rental at Company X is equal to a base fee per day plus a charge of $0.30 per mile. What was the cost of Peter’s rental from Company X?

(1) Peter drove a total of 25 miles.

(2) The base fee per day for a car from Company X is $50.00.

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Can anyone tell me why the OA is what it is???


Using 1 AND 2, we can say

Rental(in dollars)=50d+0.3*25

Unless we know d, the number of days Peter kept the CAR, we won't be able to find out the exact cost.

If Peter kept the car for 1 day;
Rental=50*1+0.3*25=50+7.5=$57.5

If Peter kept the car for 100 days;
Rental=50*100+0.3*25=5000+7.5=$5007.5

Not Sufficient.

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gmatcracker24 wrote:
krishnasty wrote:
The total cost of a car rental at Company X is equal to a base fee per day plus a charge of $0.30 per mile. What was the cost of Peter’s rental from Company X?

(1) Peter drove a total of 25 miles.

(2) The base fee per day for a car from Company X is $50.00.

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Can anyone tell me why the OA is what it is???


The answer should be E.

As , though we would know the number of miles driven by statement A and base fee per day for car by Statement B,
We do not know how many days was the car used .Hence, we cannot determine the car rental.



I am not sure where dis 'number of days' come into picture. Aren't we supposed to work on this problem assuming that the rental is being asked for a single day??


No we cannot assume it to be just one day unless it is specified in the question.. ...we should only work with the details provided in the questions.This stands for all DS problems.
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E.. Since we are not told the number of days the car was rented for....we cant compute the total cost.
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