Posted by Randa on Monday, October 25, 2010 at 10:20pm.
a vehicle uses 1 tablespoon to drive 125 yards. How many miles can the vehicle travel per gallon? (Hint 256 tablespoons egual a gallon)

Algebra  Ms. Sue, Monday, October 25, 2010 at 10:28pm
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Algebra  Reiny, Monday, October 25, 2010 at 10:33pm
number of 125 yard stretches in 1 mile = 1760/125 = 14.08
number of tablespoons to go 1 mile = 14.08
256/14.08 = 18.19
so he can go 18.19 miles on 1 gallon
(editorial: go metric to avoid these silly calculations)
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