The cost for a taxi is $2.50 plus $2.00 per mile. If the total for a taxi ride was $32.50, how many miles did the customer travel?

**m = number of miles traveled**

**price per mile(number of miles) + 2.50 = total cost**

2m + 2.5 = 32.5 {price per mile x number of miles + 2.50 = total cost}

-2.5 -2.5

2m = 30 {subtracted 2.5 from each side}

m = 15 {divided each side by 2}

**the customer traveled 15 miles**

*- Algebra House*