Problem of the Day

Chapter 7, Lesson 1

Luis rented a car for a period of 36 months at the rate of $229 per month. At the signing of the contract, he made a down payment of $2499 and understood that there would be a cost of $0.20 per mile for miles he drove over the contract number of 31,500 miles.

At the end of the contract time, the total cost of the car rental (excluding tax, title, and license fees) was $11,048. Write and solve an equation that can be used to find the number of miles in excess of 31,500 that Luis had driven. (7-1)