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Surge question

Discussion in 'Surge' started by Paul7777, Dec 20, 2016.

  1. Paul7777

    Paul7777 Member

    Location:
    Mesquite
    Lets say a regular rate is $10, and the surge is 5.0, would that make the rate $50 or $60?
     
  2. Bart McCoy

    Bart McCoy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Waldorf, MD
    Driving:
    UberX
    Welcome to Uber newbie

    This all boils down to 5th grade (maybe even 2nd) math
     
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  3. Paul7777

    Paul7777 Member

    Location:
    Mesquite
    Thanks Bart
     
  4. Quash89

    Quash89 New Member

    Location:
    Philadelphia
    It would be $50
     
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  5. Paul7777

    Paul7777 Member

    Location:
    Mesquite

    Thank you!
     

  6. Canteev

    Canteev Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    That is a good question. Without getting nerdy, it's a question I would always think about. If you have $5 and someone has $1, you have 5 times as much as that person, albeit only $4 more. As for surge, it takes into account the original price. A 4.0 surge is technically:

    4*original = (1 + 3)*original

    = original + 3*original

    So, it turns out that you'd have needed to make 3 extra similar trips to get to the money you made for a 4.0x surge.
     
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