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A taxi ride cost $2.50 for the 1/2 mile, and $0.25 for every 1/4 mile after that. How much will a 5 mile trip cost?



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Walleye
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spilt up your trip and multiply the distance by the cost

Walleye
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then add up the different parts of the trip. get it?

patbatE21
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I will solve it and post my answer

patbatE21
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Grrrrr

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Not getting it

Walleye
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ok no problem lets work it out a little you know that you trip is 5 miles and the first 1/2 mile costs different for the rest which is (5  1/2)

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Ok

Walleye
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so the first 1/2 mile costs 2.50 then you need to add the cost of the rest of the trip

Walleye
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How do you fiqure out how much the rest of the trip costs?

patbatE21
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By multiplying the 4.5 by $0.25

Walleye
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nope

Walleye
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you COULD do that but .25 isnt the cost per mile. What is the cost per mile?

patbatE21
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.25 cents for every 1/4 mile after the first 1/2 mile

Walleye
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yes for every 1/4 mile. How much does it cost to go a whole mile?

patbatE21
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$1

Walleye
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yes so now you can fiqure out how much it costs to go 4.5 miles

Walleye
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then add that cost with 4.50 and your done!

patbatE21
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ok, thanks

Walleye
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useless math does a variation where he finds how many 1/4 miles are in 4.5 miles. You should look at his answer too!

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got it