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Bob rented a truck for one day. There was a base fee of $16.99 , and there was an additional charge of 93 cents for each mile driven. Bob had to pay $211.36 when he returned the truck. For how many miles did he drive the truck?

Answer

The distance he travelled was 18,075.48 miles. Step-by-step explanation: Initially, he paid $17, and the total cost of the journey was $211.36. To determine the distance covered, we first calculate the difference between the total cost and the initial payment by subtracting $17 from $211.36, which equals $194.63. We then multiply this difference by 93, representing the cost per mile, to obtain the precise mileage: 194.63 x 93 = 18,075.48 miles.