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The cost of gasoline per hour for running a certain car is directly proportional to the square of the speed. I f the cost is $2.40 per hour for a speed of 40 km/h, what is the cost per hour for a speed of 60 km/h?

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    Multiply the 40 mph cost (2.40/hr) by (60/40)^2.

    The cost per mile will decrease by a smaller factor (3/2), since the car goes farther per mile.

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