# 2.00 Story Using Algebraic Equations.docx - Mr. James is...

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Mr. James is trying to decide which cab to choose from the five available on Uber. All the cabs have different rates per mile. They also charge different flat rates in addition to the rates per mile.These are the rate of the cabs:1.\$0.65per mile, plus a flat fee of \$24.252.\$2.15per mile, plus a flat fee of \$7.503.\$0.50per mile, plus a flat fee of \$29.994.\$1.45per mile, plus a flat fee of \$135.\$0.32per mile, plus a flat fee of \$39.99Mr. James has to travel for a business meeting which is 20 miles away and has to save up as much as he can for a special day. So he writes the prices down and calculates which cab would take the cheapest of all the cabs.1.0.65x+24.25=total price¿pay2.2.15x+7.50=total price¿pay3.0.50x+29.99=total price¿pay
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Unformatted text preview: 4. 1.45 x +13= total price ¿ pay 5. 0.32x + 39.99 = total price ¿ pay After that he makes the “x’s” in the equation to 20 to indicate that he has to travel for 20 miles. 1. (0.65 × 20 ¿ + 24.25= 13 +24.25 = total price¿ pay 2.( 2.15 ×20 ¿+ 7.50 = 43 + 20 =total price ¿ pay 3. (0.50 ×20 ¿ + 29.99 = 10 + 29.99 = total price¿ pay 4.( 1.45× 20 ¿ +13 =29 +13 = total price ¿ pay 5.( 0.32 ×20 ¿ +39.99 =6.4 + 39.99 = total price ¿ payThe amount Mr. James will pay for each cab is 1. 13 + 24.25 = \$ 37.252. 43 + 20 = \$ 50.50 3. 10 + 29.99= \$30.99 4. 29 +13 = \$ 42 5.6.4 + 39.99 =\$ 46.39 So for getting the cheapest cab Mr. James will have to go and take cab number 3....
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