# SOLUTION: a taxi company charges each person a flat fee of \$2.50 plus an additional \$.40 per quarter mile a. write a formula to find the total cost for each fare b. use the formula t

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Expressions-with-variables Question 377067: a taxi company charges each person a flat fee of \$2.50 plus an additional \$.40 per quarter mile a. write a formula to find the total cost for each fare b. use the formula to find the cost for the 1 person to travel 12 miles Answer by oberobic(2304)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! Fixed Cost = \$2.50 Variable Cost = \$.40 per quarter mile * x, where x is the distance traveled, measured in quarter miles. y = Total Cost = FC + VC or y = .4x + 2.5 . 12 miles = 48 quarter miles. y = .4*48 + 2.5 y = 19.2 + 2.5 y = 21.7 = \$21.70 . Notice that this equation looks similar to y = mx+b. . Done