I WILL GIVE YOU THE BRAINLIEST THINGY. Write an equation for this word problem. Then solve.

A taxi company charges $2.25 for the first mile and $0.20 for each additional mile. If David’s taxi fare was $6.05, how many miles did he travel?

A taxi company charges $2.25 for the first mile and $0.20 for each additional mile. If David’s taxi fare was $6.05, how many miles did he travel?

okay so 2.25 is basically a down fee so you know there’s already one mile cause that’s the fee for one mile now since 6.05 was the total just minus 2.25 from 6.05 which is 3.80 now divide 3.80 by 0.20 to find out the rest of the miles which is 19 miles now plus the original one mile david went a total of 20 miles