# Willie rented a bike from Sarawong's Bikes. It cost $18 plus$5 per hour. If Willie paid $48 then he rented the bike for how many hours? ##### 1 Answer Jan 23, 2017 Willie rented the bike for $6$hours. #### Explanation: We have the following data: 1. The bike rental costs $18 down payment.
2. The bike rental is $5 per hour over the down payment. 3. Willie paid $48 totally.

To determine the number of hours for which Willie rented the bike, we first subtract the down payment from the total amount.

$48 - 18 = 30$

$30 represents the total money paid by Willie for the number of hours he rented the bike. Dividing this amount by $5$will give us the number of hours. $\frac{30}{5} = 6$Hence, Willie rented the bike for $6\$ hours.