# SOLUTION: If the charge for a taxi ride is \$2.25 for the first 1/2 mile and \$0.75 for each additional 1/8 mile, how many miles did the taxi travel for a ride that cost \$12.00?

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 Question 465147: If the charge for a taxi ride is \$2.25 for the first 1/2 mile and \$0.75 for each additional 1/8 mile, how many miles did the taxi travel for a ride that cost \$12.00?Answer by lwsshak3(6480)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!If the charge for a taxi ride is \$2.25 for the first 1/2 mile and \$0.75 for each additional 1/8 mile, how many miles did the taxi travel for a ride that cost \$12.00? ... let x=miles traveled traveled 1/2 mile for \$2.25 traveled x-1/2 miles at a cost of \$.75 for each 1/8 mile .. 2.25+.75(x-1/2)/(1/8)=12 2.25+.75(x-1/2)*8=12 2.25+6(x-1/2)=12 2.25+6x-3=12 6x-.75=12 6x=12.75 x=12.75/6=2.125 or 2+1/8 miles (ans)