The purpose of this task is to give students an opportunity to solve a multi-step ratio problem that can be approached in many ways. This can be done by making a table, which helps illustrate the pattern of taxi rates for different distances traveled and with a little persistence leads to a solution which uses arithmetic. It is also possible to calculate a unit rate (dollars per mile) and use this to find the distance directly without making a table.

### General Information

**Subject(s):**Mathematics

**Grade Level(s):**7

**Instructional Time:**5 Minute(s)

**Freely Available:**Yes

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**Instructional Component Type(s):**

**Problem-Solving Task**

**Resource Collection:**Illustrative Mathematics