You pay $1 to rent a movie plus an additional $0.50 per day until you return to the movie. Your...

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You pay $1 to rent a movie plus an additional $0.50 per day until you return to the movie. Your friend pays $1.25 per day to rent a movie.

a. Make tables showing the costs to rent a movie for up to 5 days.

b. Which person pays an amount proportional to the number of days rented?

Cost of movie rental

From the given problem, two modes of rental payments are given. One has an initial surcharge no matter how long the number of days you rent a movie while the other only charges on a daily basis.

Answer and Explanation:

a.

days you friend
1 $1.50 $1.25
2 $2.00 $2.50
3 $2.50 $3.75
4 $3.00 $5.00
5 $3.50 $6.25

b.The friend will pay an amount proportional to the number of days rented. The total payment is always the number of days times {eq}$1.25{/eq}.


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