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ERIC Number: EJ1098487
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1072-0839
A Fare Deal
Cho, Hoyun
Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, v21 n8 p512 Apr 2016
This brief "Math for Real" article introduces Ohanna, a seventh grader who lives in New York City and regularly takes the bus to get around the city. Ohanna pays $2.50 per bus ride when using her MetroCard. She earns a 5% bonus when she refills the card with a minimum of $5.00. For example, if she adds $10.00 on her MetroCard, her balance would actually be $10.50 because $10.00 + $0.50 (5% bonus) = $10.50. However, on March 22, 2015, the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced an increase. The changes will require Ohanna to analyze her trip costs. Her analysis is presented in this article.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education; Middle Schools; Junior High Schools
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Language: English
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