Posted by **C** on Monday, April 28, 2008 at 4:58pm.

a car rents for $35 per day plus .22 per mile. You are on a daily budget of $90. what mileage will allow you to stay within your budget?

Would the correct answer be 1.6?

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**Ms. Sue**, Monday, April 28, 2008 at 5:03pm
Are you sure you can only drive 1.6 miles to stay under your budget???

First, subtract: $90 - $35 = $55

Next, divide: $55 / $0.22 = ?

We'll be glad to check your answer.

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**Reiny**, Monday, April 28, 2008 at 5:04pm
1.6 ????

your budget is $90, the car rents outright for $35.

That leaves you with $55 for "mileage".

at .22 per mile (I assume that is dollars?) you could go 55/.22 or 250 miles.

Check: 250 miles @ $.22/mile = 55.00

car rental = 35%

total = 90 dollars

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