Home Sweet Home

T. Mercer - Second Period

I would like to visit Texas because it was where I was born.  Going back to visit Texas would help me see and understand life in San Antonio, my birth town.  I have no recollection or memories there, and I would like to create some.

It is 1,279 miles fem Rocky Mount to San Antonio, Texas.

National Car Rental company will charge $18.00 per day pus $0.05 per mile to rent this car.

A function for renting a car from this company is C=18.00 + 0.05m, where C is total cost and m is the number of miles.

C = 18.00 + 0.05m

C = 18.00 + 0.05 (1279)

C = 18.00 + 63.95

C = 81.95

The total cost to rent this car from National Car Rental for a day of travel to San Antonio, Texas is $81.95.

Enterprise car rental company will charge $9.99 per day pus $0.20 per mile to rent this car.  

A function for renting a car from this company is C=9.99 + 0.20m, where C is total cost and m is the number of miles.

C = 9.99+ 0.20m

C = 9.99 + 0.20 (1279)

C = 9.99 + 255.58

C = 265.79

The total cost to rent this car from Enterprise for a day of travel to San Antonio, Texas is $265.79.

National Car Rental would be the better deal for me to rent a car for travel to San Antonio, Texas.  It is $183.84 cheaper than Enterprise.

As evidenced by the graph, at 53.4 miles both companies will charge $20.67.