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# Aldo rented a truck for one day. There was a base fee of $20.99, and there was an additional charge of 86 cents for each mile driven. Aldo had to pay $155.15when he returned the truck. For how many miles did he drive the truck?β

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Answer: he drove 156 milesStep-by-step explanation:Aldo rented a truck for one day. There was a base fee of $20.99. This means that the fee of $20.99 is constant. There was an additional charge of 86 cents for each mile driven. Converting 86 cents to dollar, it becomes 86/100 = $0.86Aldo had to pay $155.15when he returned the truck. This means that the sum of the base fee and the additional fee is $155.15. The additional fee paid would be the total amount paid minus the base fee. It becomes155.15 - 20.99 = 134.16Since there is an additional charge of 0.86 for each mile driven, number of miles for which he was charged $134.16 will be total additional fee divided by cost per mile. It becomes134.16/0.86 = 156 miles