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Transportation Cost

For speeds between 40 and 65 mph, a truck gets 480/x miles per gallon when driven at a constant speed of x miles per hour. Diesel gasoline costs 2.23 per gallon, and the driver is paid 15.10 per hour. What is the most economical constant speed between 40 and 65 miles per hour at which to drive the truck.

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Let the total distance be 'd'

Let the most economical speed be 'x'

Time it will take to cover distance ...