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

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

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  3. patbatE21
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    I will solve it and post my answer

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  4. patbatE21
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    Grrrrr

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  5. patbatE21
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    Not getting it

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  6. 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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  7. patbatE21
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    Ok

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  8. 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

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

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  10. patbatE21
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    By multiplying the 4.5 by $0.25

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  11. Walleye
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    nope

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

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

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

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  15. patbatE21
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    $1

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

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  17. Walleye
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    then add that cost with 4.50 and your done!

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  18. patbatE21
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    ok, thanks

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  19. 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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  20. patbatE21
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    got it

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