Energy Cost for a car The cost of the electricity needed to drive an all-electric car is about 4 cents per mile. The cost of the gasoline needed to drive the average gasoline powered car is about 12 cents per mile.
(a) Find a formula that models the energy cost of driving miles for (i) the all electric car and (ii) the average gasoline powered car.
(b) Find the cost of driving 10, 000 mi with each type of a car.
The model for energy cost of a car.
The cost of electricity needed to drive an electric car is 4 cents per mile.
The cost of gasoline needed to drive gasoline powered car is 12 cents per mile.
We need to find the energy cost (in dollars) of driving miles for an electric car.
The model is obtained by multiplying 4 with .
Therefore, (in cents).
Then, (in dollars)
The cost driving each type of car.
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