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Author:  questioner [ Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:40 pm ] 
Post subject:  GMAT Arithmetic 
A taxi company charges $1.75 for the first quarter of a mile and fifteen cents for each additional quarter of a mile. What is the maximum distance someone could travel with $4.90? A. 4 miles B. 4 1/4 miles C. 4 3/4 miles D. 5 1/2 miles E. 6 1/4 miles (D) If we start out with $4.90 and have to spend $1.75 for the first quartermile, we will have $3.15 left to spend on quartermile intervals. Since $3.15/$0.15 = 21, we can buy 21 more quartermiles, and will travel 22 quarter miles in all: 22 × 1/4 = 5 1/2 miles. The correct answer is choice (D).  Quarter = $.15 or $.25? Please correct me if I am wrong. If $.25 then I guess the answer will be B. 
Author:  Gennadiy [ Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:48 pm ] 
Post subject:  Re: t.1, qt.34: arithemtic 
questioner wrote: Quarter = $.15 or $.25? A quarter of a mile = 0.25 mile.The question statement tells us that the taxi company charges $0.15 for every quarter of a mile after the first one. 
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