Mark Ogara rented a truck from Avis Rent-A-Car for the weekend (2 days). The base rental price was $29.95 per day plus 14 1/2 cents per mile. Mark drove 410.85 miles. How much does Mark owe?

## two day weekend. The base rental price was $29.95 per day plus 14 1/2 cents per mile. Mark drove 410.85 miles. How much does Mark owe?

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# 2 Answers

First, calculate the base rental cost for the 2 days which will be $29.95+$29.95.

Next, calculate the cost of gas for how far Mark drove (14 1/2 cents is $0.145). Since $0.145 is the price for each mile and Mark drove 410.85 miles, the total cost will be $0.145 x 410.85.

Lastly, once you have calculated the two totals above, add them together and you have your answer!

I hope this helps, let me know if you need further assistance.

Hi Carolyn;

[(2 days)($29.95/day)]+[($0.145/mile)(410.85 miles)]

Please note the fact that I indicated the 14 1/2 in terms of $, not

*cents*as per your question. Units must align. You presented the base rental price in terms of $, therefore all other factors of money must be in this unit.Please note the fact that the units of

*days*and*miles*appear in both the numerator and denominator. These therefore cancel...[(2 days)($29.95/day)]+[($0.145/mile)(410.85
miles)]

[(2)($29.95)]+[($0.145)(410.85)]

The only unit remaining is $. This is what we want.

Now that all units are aligned, let's calculate...

($59.90)+($59.57)

Please note that the latter figure is rounded to the nearest 100th. This is to remain consistent with the first figure which is also presented to the 100th.

$119.47