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Tool: Fun and Sun Rent-a-Car--Java Version
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Go to: http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/Algebra/rentacarja.html (opens a new window)
Description: The Green family is planning a one-week vacation in Florida and needs to rent a car while there. They must decide which of four rental plans to choose. Students construct graphs to see which plan is better for different amounts of mileage. Extensions of the problem and notes for the teacher are included.
Technology Type: Java Applet 
Author: Cynthia Lanius
Language: English 
Cost: Does not require payment for use

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Tool: Fun and Sun Rent-A-Car Spreadsheet Version
Courses: Algebra Graphing, Linear Formulas, Is It Linear?, Writing an Equation, Solve by graphing, Applications
Financial Education Budget, Financial planning, Money management, Spending

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Reviewer: Sara5144, Jun 10 2008 04:45:06:467PM
Appropriate for: practice of skills and understandings, applications of a concept or technique
Ability to meet my goals: Very Effective
Recommended for: Algebra: Functions / Relations, Linear Equations, Analyzing Linear Data, Linear Systems
Algebra II: Solving systems of equations, Functions / Relations
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  OklaMathman
Comment:Excellent application problems for finding linear equations. And the neat thing is that there isn't a set best deal. They will have to discuss among themselves when one rental agency is better than another.
  Christina216
Comment:Great real-life activity that students get to look at four different linear situations at once to see which is the best deal.