# SOLUTION: a rental car agency charges \$16 per day plus 10 cents per mile to rent a certain car. Another agency charges \$18 per day plus 5 cents per mile to rent the same car. How many miles

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Money Word Problems Question 164015: a rental car agency charges \$16 per day plus 10 cents per mile to rent a certain car. Another agency charges \$18 per day plus 5 cents per mile to rent the same car. How many miles will have to be driven for the cost of a car from the firts agency to equal the cost of a car of the second agency?Answer by nerdybill(6958)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Let m = total miles driven . Cost formula of rental car agency 1: C(m) = 16 + .10m . Cost formula of rental car agency 2: C(m) = 18 + .05m . Set them equal to each other and solve for m: 16 + .10m = 18 + .05m .10m = 2 + .05m .05m = 2 m = 2/.05 m = 40 miles