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Question from Arshia:

Alex rents a car for one day. The charge is $\$25$ plus $\$0.20$ per mile. Alex wants to spend exactly $\$110.$ How many miles can he drive?

Hi Arshia,

If Alex has $\$110$ to spend and he spends $\$25$ for the initial charge how much does he have left for the mileage? The mileage charge is $\$0.20$ per mile. How many miles can he go for a dollar?


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