math
posted by cohester .
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.

Since gasoline is 85% of the total barrels, multiply 8,882 by .85.
I hope this helps. Thanks for asking.