Minty asked in Science & MathematicsMathematics · 2 months ago

Math question ?

A yellow cab has a base fare of \$3.50 per ride plus \$0.20 for each 1/4 of a mule ridden. If a yellow cab costs \$22.50 how many miles long was the ride?

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• 2 months ago

A yellow cab has a base fare of \$3.50 per ride

plus \$0.20 for each 1/4 of a mile ridden. If a yellow cab costs \$22.50 how many miles long was the ride?

(A) 23.75 miles (B) 42.5 miles (C) 47.5 miles

2250 = 350 + 80 m

m = 23.75 miles

• 2 months ago

C = 3.5 + 0.2m....where C is cost and m is 'mules' ridden!!

so, 22.5 = 3.5 + 0.2m

=> 0.2m = 19

Hence, m = 95

i.e. 95 quarter mules

so, 95/4 => 23 3/4 mules

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• 2 months ago

How does one ride 1/4 of a mule (sic) ??  PROOFREAD your work (and learn math) or you will have a tough time getting a job !  {And do not trust you will get correct answers on here.}

• 2 months ago

Let y miles be the distance that the cab rides.

Cost in \$:

3.5 + 0.20y = 22.5

0.20y = 19

y = 95

Hence, the cab rides 95 miles.