Solution
Per kilometre fee = 187 × $0.49 = $91.63
Total before taxes = $39.95 + $91.63 = $131.58
Taxes (PST and GST) = $131.58 × 0.13 = $17.1054 = $17.11
Total with taxes = $131.58 + $17.11 = $148.69
If the rental is for a longer, one-way move, the distance travelled
will affect the cost estimate. The rental company may quote a fee
for a number of kilometres, with an extra “per kilometre” fee if
needed.
Example 6
Audrey rents a 17 ft. truck for two days of use to move from
Windsor to Toronto. The total fee of $329 allows for 379 km.
There is also a charge of $0.44/km for each extra kilometre.
a) Determine the total (with taxes) for each of the following
routes:
•
Route A uses almost entirely Highway 401, and is a
total of 426 km.
•
Route B uses Highway 407 ETR for part of the
route (extra cost of tolls is $18). The total distance
travelled is 371 km.

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b) Which route is better and why?
Solution
a)
Route A:
Extra kilometres = 426 – 379 = 47 km
Extra cost = 47 × $0.44 = $20.68
Total cost before taxes = $329 + $20.68 =
$349.68
Taxes = $349.68 × 0.13 = $45.4584 = $45.46
Total with taxes = $349.68 + $45.46 = $395.14
Route B:
No extra kilometres (stayed below the 379
allowed)
Taxes = $329 × 0.13 = $42.77
Total with taxes = $329 + $42.77 + $18.00 toll
= $389.77
b)
Route B is the better route for two reasons:
• Audrey will save $5.37 ($395.14 – $389.77).
• She will save time and a possible “traffic headache” by
not using the busy Highway 401.

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Support Questions
(do not send in for evaluation)
12.
Avtar rents a mid-sized car for three days at a cost of
$42.95/day. He purchases the optional insurance at a cost
of $15.95/day. This vehicle allows unlimited kilometres
within Ontario. What is the total cost with taxes if the
vehicle remains in Ontario?
13. Alison rents a 6 ft. × 12 ft. trailer for a move from Windsor
to Toronto. This two-day rental allows for 350 km of travel
at a cost of $185. What is the total cost, with taxes, if the
total distance travelled was 398 km and extra kilometres
cost $0.33 each?

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Key Questions
Save your answers to the Key Questions.
When you have completed the unit, submit them to ILC for marking.
38. Create a table like the one below. Determine the distance
between the two cities named in the left column, using the
methods indicated across the top of the table.
•
For the “scale” method, include the ruler measurement
and show your work.
•
For the “distance indicator” method, show all numbers
you added.
•
In the last column, indicate the roads taken, in order.
(2 marks for each correct entry, for a total of 8 marks)
Cities
Distance Table
Scale
Distance
Indicators
Route
Taken
Goderich to
London
39. Which of the three methods used in Key Question 38 would
likely be the most accurate and why?
(2 marks)
40. Aldo makes an 875 km trip. The average cost of gas is
$1.065/L. Determine how much he would save in fuel costs
by driving a compact car (fuel consumption of 7.2 L/100 km)

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