Posted by **john** on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 1:01pm.

a rental car costs $24 per day plus 25 cents per mile. the total trip costs $54. how many miles were traveled if the trip lasted one day?

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**Ms. Sue**, Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 1:06pm
54 - 24 = 30

30/0.25 = ? miles

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**roger**, Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 1:07pm
well since its only one day the car rental would cost $24. so

54-24= 30

then divide 30 by the cost per mile(.25)

30/.25=120 so they traveled 120 miles

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**roger**, Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 1:07pm
oh oops sorry ms. sue i didn't see that you already posted

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**Ms. Sue**, Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 1:10pm
That's ok, Roger. It helps students to see more than one way to solve a problem. It also confirms that the answer is right. :-)

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