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The cost of a taxi ride is $2 for the first 1/5 mile and $.30 for each additional 1/5 mile. From 8pm to 6am there is a $.50 surcharge added to the cost of the ride after the first 1/5 mile. If Elizabeth got into a taxi at 9:05pm and paid $7.60, how far did she ride to the nearest 1/5 mile?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    She travelled 1.6 miles or 1 full mile + 3/5 miles.....

    Explanation: She paid $2 for the 1st 1/5 mile where $5.60 remain ($7.60 - $2 = $5.60).

    Then she had to pay $0.80($0.30 original charge + $0.50 surcharge) each for additional 1/5 mile, right? So, according to that, she travelled additional 7/5 miles in remaining $5.60.

    This total 8/5 miles which is equal to 1 full mile plus 3/5 miles which is equal to $1.60

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