Select one of the readings in this unit, except the gettysburg address, and in at least 150 words, discuss the historical context or cultural context the author demonstrates.
I have chosen "I Have A Dream” by M.L. King Jr.
The “I Have A Dream” speech was told by the man named Martin Luther King Jr. He was a very important man in the time and he made a speech calling out the people that were racist and disrespectful. He told the speech to try to end the disrespect and inequality. People were rude and didn’t understand that black lives mattered and that they had the same thought, dreams, and beliefs. Martin Luther King Jr. wanted the best of his people and to help more with his speech he used quotes from another speech called the “Gettysburg Address”. He tried to show people that Abraham Lincolin, a white man, even wanted the best for black people. Black is just a color, a human is so much more. We may be different, but we are strong as one. Because of using quotes from a speech that happened a while back he was able to put some history and more detail into his speech to get people to understand what he was getting at.
in the problem you wrote said that the taxi charges $0.070 per mile(which would be 7 cents per mile), but then in your suggested equation you have it as $0.70 per mile (which is 70 cents per mile).
the latter seems more realistic, so i will assume that the taxi costs $5.00 and charges $0.70 per mile with tolls costing an additional $3.50. and it asks you to find how far you can travel on $36.50.
let x the number of miles traveled. since the taxi charges $0.70 per mile, multiplying this by the miles traveled (x) will yield the cost of the taxi ride as far as how far it took you. then adding this amount to the cost of the taxi ($5.00) and the additional cost for the tolls ($3.50) will give you the total cost of the taxi ride ($36.50)
(0.70)x + 5.00 + 3.50 = 36.50
adding the like terms on the left-hand side of this equation, we arrive at the following:
(0.70)x + 8.50 = 36.50
subtracting 8.50 from both sides of the equation, we get:
(0.70)x = 28.00
to solve for x, divide both sides of the equation above by the coefficient of x (that being, 0.70):
x = 40
thus, you can travel up to 40 miles on $36.50