# A taxi ride cost $29.40. The driver charged $3 plus $2 per mile traveled. How far did the taxi travel on this trip?

##### 1 Answer

Nov 16, 2016

On this trip the taxi traveled 13.2 miles.

#### Explanation:

The total cost of a taxi ride can be calculated as:

We can substitute what we were given (total cost of $29.40, base fee of $3 and cost per mile of $2) and solve for