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1. An airplane carrying 500 passengers burns 5 gallons of fuel per mile. What is the fuel consumption rate of the plane per person? gallons per person per mile

 

Please help because I've been stuck and I can't figure it out. I divided 500 by 5 and got 100 but that's not correct. My teacher said the answer is .01 but I'm not sure how to get that answer. Thank you!!

 May 21, 2019
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5 gal/mile  / 500 persons   =   1/100 gal per person per mile

 May 21, 2019
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Oh okay. So, I just had it set up wrong. Sorry. Thank you for your help!

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Something to remember:  the word "per" always means "divided by" 

 

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Guest May 21, 2019

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