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Week 8 Assignment: Moving Day
Assignment Overview
Professional movers estimate that the average American will move at least nine times during his or
her lifetime. In addition to moving from one residence to another, an individual may purchase a large
item – refrigerator, sofa, etc. that needs moving, and decides to rent a truck.
In this assignment, you will determine which truck rental company is the better choice for different
situations.
Assignment Details
Perform the following tasks:








Complete the reading assignment and the interactive lesson before attempting this
assignment.
Attend the instructor session to prepare for this assignment.
Review the scenario and respond to the questions that follow.
Use the Microsoft Equation Editor or a similar tool for inserting mathematical equations and
symbols.
Calculations must be free of mathematical errors.
Responses to questions must have correct spelling and grammar.
Submit Week 8 Assignment via Blackboard by clicking on the “Week 8 Assignment” link.
Include the proper file naming convention: MAT101_wk8_assn_jsmith_mmddyyyy.
Moving Scenario
Meagan will be using a moving truck to move her belongings to another location. She is trying to
decide whether to rent Truck A or Truck B:
• Option 1: Truck A offers a flat fee of $35 and $0.45 per mile.
• Option 2: Truck B offers a flat fee of $40 and $0.25 per mile.
Answer the following questions:
Question
Response
1. Suppose Meagan needs to drive the truck 15 miles to her new home.
a. What is the cost of using Truck A?
Show your work.
b. What is the cost of using Truck B?
Show your work.
c. Which company offers the better
deal at this mileage?
2. Suppose Meagan needs to drive the truck 35 miles to her new home.
a. What is the cost of using Truck A?
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Show your work.
b. What is the cost of using Truck B?
Show your work.
c. Which company offers the better
deal at this mileage?
3. Suppose x = the number of miles she will drive the truck.
a. Write an algebraic expression
representing the cost of Truck A.
b. Write an algebraic expression
representing the cost of Truck B.
4. Suppose Meagan would like to know when the costs are equal between the two trucks.
a. Write an equation that shows the
costs are equal.
b. Solve the equation to find the
mileage at which both rental
companies charge the same
amount. Show your work.
5. Discuss how Meagan should make her decision based on these results.
[Write your response here.]
Grading:
Grading Criteria
Possible
Points
15-mile Trip

The cost of using Truck A.
5 points

The cost of using Truck B.
5 points

Which company offers the better deal for a 10-mile trip?
5 points
35-mile Trip

The cost of using Truck A.
5 points

The cost of using Truck B.
5 points

Which company offers the better deal for a 30-mile trip?
5 points
Driving the truck x number of miles

Provide correct algebraic expression representing the cost of
5 points
Points
Earned
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Truck A.

Provide correct algebraic expression representing the cost of
Truck B.
5 points
Determine when costs are equal between the two trucks.
a. Provide correct algebraic equation that shows when the costs
are equal between the two trucks.
5 points
b. Solve the equation to determine the mileage at which both
rental companies charge the same amount.
10 points
Apply Algebraic Concepts

Provide a well-reasoned response to indicate how Meagan
should make her decision.
10 points
Assignment Detail

Total
65 points

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