Question

u are the manager of a rental car company. a customer, trenton has asked u for an estimate of charges for a nine day rental of an suv. he expects to drive 670 miles. if the company charges $56.50 per day plus 19 1/2 cents per mile for this category of vehicle, what would be the total rental charge in$ for trenton’s trip

1. The total rental charge in dollars for Trenton’s trip for 9 days covering 670 miles will be $639.15. ### How is the total rental charge computed? To compute the total rental charge for the Trenton trip, we calculate the total charges by days and the total charges by miles and then add these together. For example, the total charges by day are$508.50 ($56.50 x 9), while the total charges by miles are$130.65 (670 x $0.195). Summing these two charges will give the total charge for the trip. ### Data and Calculations: The number of days for the rental trip = 9 days Total miles for the trip = 670 miles Charge per day =$56.50
Charger per mile = $0.195 (19¹/₂ cents) Total charge =$639.15 {($56.50 x 9) + (670 x$0.195)}