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# An SUV costs $27,070 and costs an average of $0.18 per mile to maintain. A hybrid model of the SUV costs $32,880 and costs an average of $0.13 per mile to maintain. After how many miles will the cost of the gas-only SUV exceed the cost of hybrid?

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Answer:116,200 kmStep-by-step explanation:Here we have 2 cars, each one with it's corresponding costs. Let's write each cost as functions. The SUV costs $27,070 plus $0.018 per mile. Let x be the miles and SUV (x) the SUV's cost:SUV(x)=27070+0.18xWe can do the same for the hybrid with a cost function H(x):H(x)=32880+0.13xWe now need the cost of the SUV to be greater than the hybrid. This is SUV (x)> H(x):27070+0.18x > 32880+0.13xLet's subtract 27070 in each side:0.18 x > 32880 - 27070 + 0.13xNow let's subtract 0.13x in both sides:0.05x > 5810Divide both by 0.05:x > 5810/0.05x > 116,200So, after 116,200km the SUV will turn to be more expensive.