Posted by **Helen** on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at 8:44pm.

A vehicle starts w/ a full tank of gasoline and travels 150 miles. While refilling the tank, the driver notes that the vehicle used (1/4) tank of gasoline in traveling the 150 miles. Assuming the vehicle averages 25 miles per gallon, approximately how many gallons of gasoline does the tank hold when full? Show your work.

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**drwls**, Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at 8:52pm
The car goes 150 x 4 = 600 miles on a full tank. If it gets 25 mpg, the tank capacity is

(max range, miles)/(mpg) = 600/25 = 24 gallons

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**Helen**, Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at 8:53pm
thank you! i understand now

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