# SOLUTION: a ride in a taxicab from Company A costs \$5.00 for the first mile and \$1.00 for each additional mile. A ride from Company B costs \$3.00 for the first mile and \$1.75 for each additi

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 Question 436276: a ride in a taxicab from Company A costs \$5.00 for the first mile and \$1.00 for each additional mile. A ride from Company B costs \$3.00 for the first mile and \$1.75 for each additional mile. When is it less expensive to ride in a taxicab from Company A? Explain how you arrived at your answer.Answer by jorel1380(2518)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!5+1x<>3+1.75x; 2<>.75x 2/.75<>x 8/3 After 8/3rds miles, it's cheaper to take a cab from Company A because you've made up the difference and you're paying less per mile.