Example 1

You visit the rental car dealership in the city. The rental car dealer will rent a car for $45 a month, plus $0.75 per mile traveled. Write a function to represent this scenario. Complete a table of values to show your total cost if you drive 0, 50, 75, 100, 125, and 150 miles in a month. Graph the function and identify the parameters in this problem. What do the parameters represent in the context of the problem?
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