## Issue

I am trying to figure out this problem, basically my problem is: if the length (in seconds) is < 180 return 500(pences) . For every extra 60 seconds add 70 pences. So if for example I have 240seconds I should return 570pences if I have 300seconds i should return 640pences and so on. How can I achieve this result with JavaScript?

this is my code so far:

```
function calculateTaxiFare(seconds) {
if (seconds < 180) {
return 500
// I need something like this without hardcoding
}else if (seconds > 180 && seconds < 240) {
return 575
}else if ( seconds > 240 && seconds < 300 ) {
return 640
}
}
console.log(calculateTaxiFare(245));
```

Thank you for your support.

## Solution

You need to integer divide the (length of time – 180 seconds) by 60 and round upwards to the nearest integer (you can use `Math.ceil`

for that operation) and then multiply that by 70 to get the additional fare, which is then added to the base fare (500):

```
function calculateTaxiFare(seconds) {
return 500 + Math.ceil((seconds - 180) / 60) * 70
}
console.log(calculateTaxiFare(245));
```

Answered By – Nick

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