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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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    0.85 * 8,882,000 = ?

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    Mr. Sue, is the correct answer 7550 barrels?

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    That's not the answer I got. Remember, you started with 8,882,000 barrels.

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    Mrs. I recalculated is the answer 7,549,700

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    7,549,700 is the correct answer

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