January 27th, 2012, 02:41 AM  #1 
Member Joined: Jan 2012 Posts: 33 Thanks: 0  Small problem
Moving van rentals: Davis Truck Rentals will rent a moving van for $15.75/day plus $0.35 per mile. Bertz Van Rentals will rent the same van for $25/day plus $0.30 per mile. How many miles m must the van be driven to make the cost at Bertz a better deal? Right ? 
January 27th, 2012, 02:59 AM  #2 
Global Moderator Joined: Oct 2008 From: London, Ontario, Canada  The Forest City Posts: 7,913 Thanks: 1112 Math Focus: Elementary mathematics and beyond  Re: Small problem
Is there any mention of a time period, in days? If not, I'm not sure that I understand the question; the value of paying 0.05 dollars less per mile will change depending on how many days the van is rented for. If the intended period of rental is one day, the van must be driven over 185 miles.

January 27th, 2012, 03:44 AM  #3  
Math Team Joined: Oct 2011 From: Ottawa Ontario, Canada Posts: 13,979 Thanks: 994  Re: Small problem Quote:
Set them equal: 25.00 + .30m = 15.75 + .35m Solve for m.  
January 27th, 2012, 06:23 AM  #4 
Global Moderator Joined: Oct 2008 From: London, Ontario, Canada  The Forest City Posts: 7,913 Thanks: 1112 Math Focus: Elementary mathematics and beyond  Re: Small problem
@thinkfast: for a new problem please post in a new topic. I have split your latest post in this topic into a new topic, found here.


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