A rental company charges $15 plus $4 per hour to rent a bicycle. If Margie wants to spend no more than $27 for her rental, write and solve an inequality to determine how many hours she can rent the bicycle

gravplasszo 2022-09-14 Answered
A rental company charges $15 plus $4 per hour to rent a bicycle. If Margie wants to spend no more than $27 for her rental, write and solve an inequality to determine how many hours she can rent the bicycle. Then interpret the solution.
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Katelyn Chapman
Answered 2022-09-15 Author has 13 answers
Step 1
Let the number of hours be 'x'
Then charge by the rental company is
given by
4 x + 15
Step 2
'M' wants to spend no more than $27
Then the inequality is
4 x + 15 27
Step 3
solve the inequality
4 x 27 15
4 x 12
x 12 4
x 3
'M' can rent the bicycle for atmost 3 hours

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unjulpild9b
Answered 2022-09-16 Author has 2 answers
The total cost for X hours is the fixed cost of $15 plus the variable cost of $4 per hour which is equal to 4 × X, so the total cost is 4 × X + 15
If Margie does not want to spend more than $27 then the inequality is
4 × X + 15 27
4 × X 12
X 3
If Margie does not want to spend more than $27 then she cannot rent the bicycle for more than 3 hours

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