# Can you minister to near a math equation problem.?

Question:Conrad's Taxi serivice charges \$1.50 for the first mile and 90 cents for each new mile. How far could Mr.Kulp go for \$20.00 if he give the driver a \$2.00 tip.

1.50 +.90x+2=20
3.5+.9x=20
.9x=16.5
x=18.3333333333333333333333333...
6 miles Quite simple

subtract the tip first:
20.00 - 2.00 = 18.00

subtract the 1st mile charge and in brackets number of miles:
18.00 - 1.50 = 16.50 (1)

divide the remaining amount by the 0.90 per mile:
16.50 / 0.90 = 18.333(18.333)

supply the number of miles (nearest mile)

19.333 (19) miles

Unfortunately bradley L forgot to add the initial mile!!! bradley_L be close. However, he forgot that the \$1.50 is for the first mile. He calculated the number of miles Kulp got for 90 cents respectively. Add 1 to bradley_L's answer and there you progress.

19 and a third miles.
But if Mr Kulp give the driver a \$10 tip, Conrad would stop the meter and drive him at least 30 miles!

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Too oodles years as a hack.