## Esmerelda rents a car from a company that rents cars by the hour. She has to pay an initial fee of \$52, and then they cha

Question

Esmerelda rents a car from a company that rents
cars by the hour. She has to pay an initial fee of
\$52, and then they charge her \$8 per hour. She
has \$144 available to spend on car rental. What
is the greatest number of hours for which she
can rent the car? (The car cannot be rented for
part of an hour.)
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The greatest number of hours for which the car can be rented is 11 hours.

Step-by-step explanation:

Given:

The car rental initial fee = \$52.

The rent charge per hour = \$8.

Total money available to spend on car rental = \$144

Now, to find the greatest number of hours to be spend with \$144 on car.

So, we deduct the initial fee first from the available money:

Now, the remaining amount = \$92.

Thus, for getting the greatest number of hours we divide the remaining amount by rent charge of car per hour:

According to question the car cannot be rented for part of an hour so the greatest number of hours would be 11 hours.

Therefore, the greatest number of hours for which the car can be rented is 11 hours.