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Murphy’s motorcycle gets 55 miles per gallon of gas on the highway and 45 miles per gallon in the city. The motorcycle holds 8 gallons of gas. Write and simplify an expression for the total number of miles Murphy can travel if he has a full tank of gas but uses 2 gallons on the highway and the rest in the city.

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    Let X be the total number of miles Murphy can travel on that tank of gas.
    If he uses 2 gallons on the highway, then 8-2 = 6 gallons are used in the city.

    The total miles travelled on the tank is
    X= 55*2 + 45*6 = ?

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    x=55*2+45*6=380

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