Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321867327
ISBN 13: 978-0-32186-732-2

Chapter 1 - Problem Solving and Critical Thinking - Chapter Summary, Review, and Test - Review Exercises: 32

Answer

The bill amount given by customer to taxi driver is unnecessary in this problem.

Work Step by Step

Cost charged for first mile = 3 dollars Cost charged for extra miles = (0.5 x 2 )dollars = 1 dollar Distance traveled = 6 miles (that is 5 miles extra) Cost charged by the taxi driver = (1 x 3) + (5 x 1) = 3 + 5 = 8 dollars Therefore, cost of trip is 8 dollars. The bill amount given by customer to taxi driver is unnecessary in this problem.
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