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?

algebra  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. 
algebra  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