Posted by **Tabetha** on Monday, May 18, 2009 at 6:07pm.

I'm supposed to figure out how much feul is wasted by a that car runs at 25% efficiency that each year uses 119,700 gallons of gas. Would it be 10,500 gallons.

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**SraJMcGin**, Monday, May 18, 2009 at 7:26pm
Hopefully, you will find some help here:

http://www.google.com/search?q=how+much+fuel+is+wasted+by+a+car+running+at+25%25+efficiency%2C+using+119%2C700+gallons+of+gas&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

Sra

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**Aaron**, Monday, May 18, 2009 at 7:44pm
I'm from Tabetha's class, and wanted to look at her Jiskha message, but that didn't help. I tried searching for this, but it's too specific to find in a google search. Its something that requires a real, live human. Thanks for your understanding.

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**DrBob222**, Monday, May 18, 2009 at 7:56pm
The way I see it is that if 25% is wasted, then 119,700 gallons represents 0.75 of the value.

Or 119,700/0.75 = Gallons used at 100% efficiency. The difference is the amount of fuel wasted.

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