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Taxi service x charges $8 as the base fare and $2.50 per mile. Taxi service y charges $4.50 per mile with no base fare. After how many miles is the cost of the two taxi services the same?

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Stites492

Super simple! Set up the equations to equal each other. 2.50x + 8 = 4.50x  No subtract 2.50x from both sides  8 = 2x Now, divide by 2 to isolate the x. x= 4 NOw let's go back and check again.    I'm gonna do this in a calculator.....They are indeed equal to each other!    Hope I helped! 

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