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Taylor wanted to determine the gas mileage she was getting on her car. She filled the gas tank on her car when the odometer read 38,948 miles. After 7 days the odeometer read 39,333 miles and it took 11 gallons of gas to fill the tank. How many miles to the gallon did Taylor's car achieve?

Jun 23, 2017

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She drove a total of     39,333 – 38,948  =  385 miles

Assuming the tank was emptied on the 7th day,    it took  11  gallons of gas to drive  385  miles.

She can drive at a rate of 385 miles per 11 gallons of gas.

$$\frac{385\,\text{miles}}{11\,\text{gallons}}\,=\,\frac{385\,\text{miles}\,\div11}{11\,\text{gallons}\,\div11}\,=\,\frac{35\,\text{miles}}{1\,\text{gallons}}$$

That is, 35 miles per gallon

Jun 23, 2017

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She drove a total of     39,333 – 38,948  =  385 miles

Assuming the tank was emptied on the 7th day,    it took  11  gallons of gas to drive  385  miles.

She can drive at a rate of 385 miles per 11 gallons of gas.

$$\frac{385\,\text{miles}}{11\,\text{gallons}}\,=\,\frac{385\,\text{miles}\,\div11}{11\,\text{gallons}\,\div11}\,=\,\frac{35\,\text{miles}}{1\,\text{gallons}}$$

That is, 35 miles per gallon

hectictar Jun 23, 2017