Posted by Haley on Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at 1:43pm.
Gasoline accounts for 85% of the motor fuel consumed in the
United States every day. If 8,882 thousand barrels (bbl) of motor fuel is consumed each day, how much gasoline is consumed each day in the United States? Round to the nearest barrel. I need help setting up and solving this word problem.

Math  Ms. Sue, Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at 1:49pm
0.85 * 8,882,000 = ?

Math  Haley, Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at 1:58pm
Mr. Sue, is the correct answer 7550 barrels?

Math  Ms. Sue, Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at 2:10pm
That's not the answer I got. Remember, you started with 8,882,000 barrels.

Math  Haley, Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at 2:51pm
Mrs. I recalculated is the answer 7,549,700

Math  Kimberly, Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at 3:27pm
7,549,700 is the correct answer
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