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The total charge for a taxi ride includes an initial fee of \$2.75 plus \$2.25 for every 1/2 mile traveled. Joe took a taxi, and the ride cost him \$56.75. How many miles did he travel in the taxi? What is the equation? Show your work.

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56.75-2.75= 54.00, 54.00/4.50 (the 4.50 came from mulipling 2.25 by 2 to get 1 whole mile)54/4.5= 12. So, he traveled 12 miles.

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