sasogeek
  • sasogeek
If the US population was 200,000,000 and the cost of gasoline was $2.00 per gallon and gas mileage is 20 mi/gal and you buy every single person in the US a $2,000 car and enough gas to run it nonstop at 20 mph for a year: How much money would you spend.
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jamiebookeater
  • jamiebookeater
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apoorvk
  • apoorvk
some trillions... basically that would bust Uncle Sam. :D
sasogeek
  • sasogeek
lol
apoorvk
  • apoorvk
On a more serious note. So every person is guzzling up a gallon an hour. that is $2 an hour. so totally the whole of USA is spending $400m per hour. Now multiply that the no. of hours in an year (24x365), and you have your BILL. Now pay! :P

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apoorvk
  • apoorvk
@Diyadiya Uncle Sam just guzzled up all your oil^. What you gonna do now? :P
apoorvk
  • apoorvk
oh yes add to that 2000 times 200million, cost of the cars.
apoorvk
  • apoorvk
@sasogeek don't tell me you made this up yourself. please. I have a gun to my head.
anonymous
  • anonymous
That looks very hard, but it is actually quite easy. First off, find out how much you spend on the cars alone. 200,000,000 people and each get a $2,000 car so 200,000,000*2,000 = $400 billion. Next find out how many gallons of gas you need. So we know that the car travels 20 miles in 1 hr. So 20*24 gives us 480 miles in one day. And 480*365 gives us 175,200 miles in one year. If the mileage is 20 mil/gal then divided 175,200 by 20 and we get 8,760 gallons of gas for each car. At $2.00 per gallon we get 2*8760 = 17.520 for each car to travel 20 mi/hr nonstop for a year We then multiply this amount by 200,000,000 and get $3,504,000,000,000. Add this amount to $400,000,000,000 and you get a grand total of $3,904,000,000,000 or if you want it in words - 3 trillion, nine-hundred and four billion dollars.
sasogeek
  • sasogeek
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100424164819AAfF7Sn there << i'm searching for questions everywhere i can to solve. i only post the interesting ones here :)
apoorvk
  • apoorvk
Wait. WAIT. the answer is $0. You asked how much would 'I' spend. nothing. I am not financing them, i don't even live in the States. :p
sasogeek
  • sasogeek
LOL well that's quite an extensive solution Zoe :) thanks!
sasogeek
  • sasogeek
it's always good to know how to copy and paste @ZhangYan :) I know what u did :)
anonymous
  • anonymous
hahaha

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