# Algebra

Parking in a student lot cost \$1 for the first half hour and \$1.25 for each hour thereafter. A partial hour is charge the same as a full hour is charge the same as a full hour. What is the longest time that a student can park in this lot for \$9.

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1. After half hour studen have 9 - 1 = 8 \$

x = 8 / 1.25 = 6.4 h

A partial hour is charge the same as a full hour so x = 6 h

0.5 + x = 0.5 + 6 = 6.5 h

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2. Parking in a student lot costs \$1 for the first half hour and \$1.50 for each hour thereafter. A partial hour is charged the same as a full hour. What is the longest time that a student can park in this lot for \$7? The longest time is [ ] hour (s) simplify your answer

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