# Sunset rents an SUV at \$21.95 plus \$0.23 per mile. Sunrise rents the same vehicle for \$24.95 plus \$0.19 per mile. For what mileage is the cost the same?

Hint: Using "m" for miles, write one equation for each rental company.

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BUT I DON'T GET IT AT ALL,CAN YOU HELP ME SOME MORE?!?!?

BUT HOW WOULD I SOLVE IT?DO I LEAVE THAT MILES THING IN IT OR CAN I JUST PUT M?

Put in m. Solve for m.

would m=.75?

hey i thinkk u have to add all of them up!! well, that's what i would do =]

At noon, a cargo van crosses an intersection at 30 mph. At 12:30 a car crosses the same intersection traveling in the opposite direction. At 1 pm, the van and car are 54 miles apart. How fasst is the car traveling?

I know the answer is 48 mph. But, how?
Thank you,

## To solve this problem, let's first define the variables:

Let v be the velocity of the car (in mph).
Let t be the time it takes for the car to travel from the intersection (in hours).

Given that the van is traveling at 30 mph for 0.5 hours, it covers a distance of 30 * 0.5 = 15 miles.

Since the car is traveling in the opposite direction, the distance between them at 1 pm is 54 miles.

Using the formula for distance (distance = rate × time), we have:

Distance covered by the car = (v * t).

Setting up the equation using the given information, we have:

15 + (v * t) = 54.

We know that the car crosses the intersection at 12:30, so the time t can be represented as t = 0.5 + t_car, where t_car is the time traveled by the car.

Substituting t = 0.5 + t_car into the equation, we get:

15 + (v * (0.5 + t_car)) = 54.

Simplifying the equation, we have:

(v * t_car) + 15 = 54.

Rearranging the equation, we have:

(v * t_car) = 54 - 15,
(v * t_car) = 39.

We know that t_car = 0.5, so we can substitute this value into the equation:

(v * 0.5) = 39.

Multiplying both sides by 2, we have:

v = 2 * 39 / 0.5,
v = 78 / 0.5,
v = 156.

Therefore, the car is traveling at a speed of 156 mph.

However, it's important to note that the answer of 48 mph that you mentioned is not correct based on the given information. Please double-check the problem statement.

## To solve the problem, you need to set up an equation based on the information given and use algebra to find the solution.

Let's start with the first problem about the cost of renting an SUV for Sunset and Sunrise. Let's use "m" to represent the mileage.

For Sunset, the cost of renting the SUV is \$21.95 plus \$0.23 per mile. So the equation for the cost of Sunset's rental is:

Cost = 21.95 + 0.23m

For Sunrise, the cost of renting the same SUV is \$24.95 plus \$0.19 per mile. So the equation for the cost of Sunrise's rental is:

Cost = 24.95 + 0.19m

To find the mileage at which the cost is the same for both companies, you can set the two equations equal to each other:

21.95 + 0.23m = 24.95 + 0.19m

Now, you can solve this equation to find the value of "m" at which the cost is the same for both Sunset and Sunrise.

Next, let's move on to the second problem about the speed of the car.

At noon, the cargo van crosses the intersection at 30 mph. Let's call the time it takes for the car to cross the intersection "t".

Since the car crosses the intersection 30 minutes after noon (at 12:30), we know that the van has been traveling for t + 0.5 hours.

The distance traveled by the van can be calculated by multiplying its speed (30 mph) by the time traveled:

Distance traveled by the van = Speed * Time
= 30 * (t + 0.5)

At 1 pm, the van and car are 54 miles apart.

The distance traveled by the car can be calculated by multiplying its speed (which we want to find) by the time traveled (1 hour):

Distance traveled by the car = Speed * Time
= Speed * 1

Since the van and car are traveling in opposite directions, the combined distance traveled by both vehicles is equal to the total distance between them:

Distance traveled by the van + Distance traveled by the car = 54

Now you can substitute the expressions for the distances into the equation:

30 * (t + 0.5) + Speed * 1 = 54

Simplify and solve this equation to find the speed of the car.