Exercise35

Use a linear equation to solve the word problem.

Two truck rental companies have different rates. V-Haul has a base charge of \({\$70.00}\text{,}\) plus \({\$0.55}\) per mile. W-Haul has a base charge of \({\$51.10}\text{,}\) plus \({\$0.70}\) per mile. For how many miles would these two companies charge the same amount?

If a driver drives miles, those two companies would charge the same amount of money.

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