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LAist's Solved Mysteries: Taxi Rates

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Here at LAist, where the collective brain has all but squashed out our entire individuality (I am a real person, I am!), things like calculating tips and carrying the "1" end up challenging us more than we'd like.

But more complicated than determining what 15% of that dinner bill should be, or if long division really is our strong point, is trying to decipher the science behind why taxi cabs charge what they do, how they do it, and why (for god's sake) does it cost THAT when we're just sitting still in traffic?

LAist, always ready for diving into the questions that plague Angelenos, stuck their neck out into the world of pay-as-you-go transport, and got to the bottom of the answers you need.