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# A rental car agency charges a flat fee of \$38.00 plus \$2.75 per day to rent a certain car. Another agency

charges a fee of \$31.75 plus \$4.00 per day to rent the same car. Use a graphing calculator, find the number of days for which the costs are the same. Round your answer to the nearest whole day.

Can someone solve this and explain how?

And also these,

Solve the system by graphing.
3. {y=-x-9
{3x-y=-11

4. {-0.2x-0.8y=0
{0.7x-0.1y=-2.9

5 {-2x+3y+4=0
{6x-9y=-2

Without graphing, classify each system as independent, dependent, or inconsistent.

{-x-y=-2
{3x-3y=6

{y=2x-7
{4x-2y=14

{8x+2y=0
{y=-4x+2

### 3 Answers by Expert Tutors

Brad M. | STEM Specialist plus Business, Accounting, Investment & EditingSTEM Specialist plus Business, Accountin...
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Hey Sara -- the flat fee difference of \$6.25 would be made up by the \$1.25 per day ...
Five days of \$1.25 = \$6.25 ... Best wishes, ma'am :)

Vivian L. | Microsoft Word/Excel/Outlook, essay composition, math; I LOVE TO TEACHMicrosoft Word/Excel/Outlook, essay comp...
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Hi Sara;
I can help you with the first question.  Unfortunately, I do not have a graphing calculator.

A rental car agency charges a flat fee of \$38.00 plus \$2.75 per day to rent a certain car. Another agency charges a fee of \$31.75 plus \$4.00 per day to rent the same car.

x=quantity of days

\$38.00+\$2.75x=\$31.75+\$4.00x

We can cancel all \$...
38.00+2.75x=31.75+4.00x
It is just as important to cancel symbols as numbers.
Next, we isolate x.
We will begin by subtracting 31.75 from both sides...
-31.75+38.00+2.75x=4.00x
6.25+2.75x=4.00x
Then, we will divide both sides by 4.00...
(6.25/4.00)+((2.75x)/4.00)=(4.00x)/4.00
1.56+0.69x=x
Then, we will subtract 0.69x from both sides...
-0.69x+1.56+0.69x=x-0.69x
1.56=0.31x
Then, we will divide both sides by 0.31...
1.56/0.31=(0.31x)/0.31
5=x

Let's check our numbers...
The original equation was...
\$38.00+\$2.75x=\$31.75+\$4.00x
38.00+2.75(5)=31.75+4.00(5)
38.00+13.75=31.75+20.00
51.75=51.75

Arthur D. | Effective Mathematics TutorEffective Mathematics Tutor
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Rental Car Agency Problem

let x be the number of days
set up an equation
38+2.75x=31.75+4x (you want the costs to be equal)
38+2.75x-2.75x=31.75+4x-2.75x
38=31.75+1.25x
38-31.75=31.75-31.75+1.25x
6.25=1.25x
625=125x
625/125=x
5=x