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

Answer: A