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    please help with world problem

    it seems very easy but i'm having problem to solve
    Gas Milege
    A driver wants to estimate gas milege per gallon. At 36,057.1 mi, the tank is filled with 10.7 gal. At 36,217.6 mi, the tank is filled with 11.1 gal. Find the milege per gallon. Round to the nearest tenth.

    Can enyone explain step by step what should i do
    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetnata1 View Post
    it seems very easy but i'm having problem to solve
    Gas Milege
    A driver wants to estimate gas milege per gallon. At 36,057.1 mi, the tank is filled with 10.7 gal. At 36,217.6 mi, the tank is filled with 11.1 gal. Find the milege per gallon. Round to the nearest tenth.

    Can enyone explain step by step what should i do
    Thanks
    The car has used 11.1 gal between refills and done 36217.6-36057.1 = 160.5
    miles, so the milage is 14.46 miles/gal, rounding to the nearest 10th this
    becomes 14.5 miles/gal.

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