**A taxi ride costs $2 for the first 1/5 mile and 40 cents for each additional 1/5 mile. Dan has $9.60. What is the longest taxi ride he can afford, in miles?**

*(Express your answer in simplest form.)*

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A taxi ride costs $2 for the first 1/5 mile and 40 cents for each additional 1/5 mile. Dan has $9.60. What is the longest taxi ride he can afford, in miles?(Express your answer in simplest form.)
17 Comments
ajc
1/9/2012 08:15:34 am
Use a # sentence
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rl
1/9/2012 09:52:22 am
use ajc's idea
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JLS
1/10/2012 09:35:29 am
i would just do the same thing but there are still other strategies
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TSA
1/19/2012 07:51:47 am
True, making a number sentance is one way, bur there are other ways like a table(the one I recommend) and others.
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JLS
1/10/2012 09:45:07 am
there is also a pattern in the problem when your doing it
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VP
1/11/2012 08:48:42 am
Yeah I agree with ajc with using a # sentence
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pb
1/12/2012 09:00:14 am
I got it! Try subtracting the prices.
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oa
1/12/2012 09:17:44 am
i got it, try making an organized list. It helped me a lot! :)
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oa
1/12/2012 09:23:35 am
I actually got two strategies: making a list or just using simple facts.
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mg
1/16/2012 04:04:25 am
Make a chart using the money and the fraction of the mile until you get your answer in the dollar amount. Then multiply and simplify.
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TSA
1/19/2012 07:50:25 am
Got it. Just keep adding $2.40 every time.
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TSA
1/19/2012 07:58:31 am
Did you guys have to simplify? Even though it says to, I didn't have to
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AH
1/23/2012 05:45:15 am
I started with $9.60 and subtracted $2.00. Then I subtracted $0.40 from that difference and repeated that until I got a number less than $0.40 . Each $0.40 equaled 1/5, so I took each $0.40 and labeled it 1/5, added up my 1/5s, made it into an mixed number and got my answer.
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SU
1/24/2012 07:27:11 am
I think the two best ways to do this problem is to make a number sentence or to make an organized list.
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vyw
1/30/2012 08:45:12 am
I think you should make a number sentence (rule) with a table. In this case there is one thing you have to do before you should incoorperate the rule.
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vyw
1/30/2012 08:47:19 am
Also think about how much money Dan has to pay per mile.
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SI
2/26/2012 02:44:46 am
I figured out how much Dan would need for a number of miles without a fraction. Then I went from there. :)
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