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.

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

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

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

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

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

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