## A certain taxi fare consists of an initial charge of $$\1.25$$ and an additional charge of $$\0.25$$ for each

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### A certain taxi fare consists of an initial charge of $$\1.25$$ and an additional charge of $$\0.25$$ for each

by BTGmoderatorLU » Fri Jul 08, 2022 7:59 am

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A certain taxi fare consists of an initial charge of $$\1.25$$ and an additional charge of $$\0.25$$ for each $$\dfrac{1}{5}$$ mile traveled. What is the total fare for a trip of $$2.4$$ miles?

A. $$\4.25$$
B. $$\3.00$$
C. $$\2.25$$
D. $$\1.85$$
E. $$\1.75$$

The OA is A

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### Re: A certain taxi fare consists of an initial charge of $$\1.25$$ and an additional charge of $$\0.25$$ for each

by [email protected] » Fri Jul 08, 2022 5:08 pm
BTGmoderatorLU wrote:
Fri Jul 08, 2022 7:59 am
Source: GMAT Paper Tests

A certain taxi fare consists of an initial charge of $$\1.25$$ and an additional charge of $$\0.25$$ for each $$\dfrac{1}{5}$$ mile traveled. What is the total fare for a trip of $$2.4$$ miles?

A. $$\4.25$$
B. $$\3.00$$
C. $$\2.25$$
D. $$\1.85$$
E. $$\1.75$$

The OA is A
Initial charge = $1.25 Additional charge of$0.25 for each 1/5 mile traveled.
In other words, we're charged $0.25 for each 0.2 miles traveled. 2.4/0.2 = 12 So, a 2.4-mile trip consists of twelve 0.2-mile increments (12)($0.25) = $3.00 TOTAL COST of trip =$1.25 + $3.00 =$4.25

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### Re: A certain taxi fare consists of an initial charge of $$\1.25$$ and an additional charge of $$\0.25$$ for each

by [email protected] » Fri Feb 03, 2023 6:01 am
BTGmoderatorLU wrote:
Fri Jul 08, 2022 7:59 am
Source: GMAT Paper Tests

A certain taxi fare consists of an initial charge of $$\1.25$$ and an additional charge of $$\0.25$$ for each $$\dfrac{1}{5}$$ mile traveled. What is the total fare for a trip of $$2.4$$ miles?

A. $$\4.25$$
B. $$\3.00$$
C. $$\2.25$$
D. $$\1.85$$
E. $$\1.75$$

The OA is A
The number of 1/5 miles in 2.4 is (24/10)/(1/5) = (24 x 5)/10 = 24/2 = 12.

So the total cost is 1.25 + 12 x 0.25 = 1.25 + 3 = \$4.25.