## patbatE21 3 years ago 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?

1. Walleye

spilt up your trip and multiply the distance by the cost

2. Walleye

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

3. patbatE21

I will solve it and post my answer

4. patbatE21

Grrrrr

5. patbatE21

Not getting it

6. Walleye

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)

7. patbatE21

Ok

8. Walleye

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

9. Walleye

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

10. patbatE21

By multiplying the 4.5 by \$0.25

11. Walleye

nope

12. Walleye

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

13. patbatE21

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

14. Walleye

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

15. patbatE21

\$1

16. Walleye

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

17. Walleye

18. patbatE21

ok, thanks

19. Walleye

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!

20. patbatE21

got it