# Cab companies often charge a f

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Cab companies often charge a flat fee for picking someone up and then charge an additional fee per mile driven. Pick a U.S. city and research the rates of two different cab companies in that city. Find companies that charge different amounts per mile and have different flat fees.

a. For the first company, express in words the amount the cab company charges per ride and per mile.

b. Write an equation in slope-intercept, point-slope, or standard form. Explain why you chose the form you did.

c. What do the x-intercept and y-intercept mean in the context of this problem?Hint: What do you pay when you step into the cab?

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