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anonymous

  • one year ago

Your car averages 380 miles on a 14-gallon tank of gas. You run out of gas on a deserted highway, but have 1/4 gallon of lawn mower gas with you. At the current rate of travel, how far will you be able to go and will you reach the nearest gas station 15 miles away?

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  1. iGreen
    • one year ago
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    Divide 380 to 14 to find out how many miles you travel with 1 gallon of gas in the tank.

  2. iGreen
    • one year ago
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    What do you get?

  3. iGreen
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    Then you can multiply by \(\sf \dfrac{1}{4}\) to see if you will make it to the gas station with 1/4 gal. of gas in your tank.

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    108.57?

  5. anonymous
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    i multiplied 180 by 14. got 27.14 then divided that by 1/4 and got 108.57. That isnt an answer choice.

  6. iGreen
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    You mean you divided \(\sf 380 \div 14\) and got \(\sf 27.14\)..that's correct, but you half to multiply by \(\sf \dfrac{1}{4}\), not divide.

  7. anonymous
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    I got 6.78. i guess that rounds to 7. so thankyou!

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