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Boat fuel use rate

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Boat fuel use rate

Post Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:16 am
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The explanation in the OG seems a bit complex. Is there an easier way to solve this?

When traveling at a constant speed of 32 miles per hour, a certain motorboat consumes 24 gallons of fuel per hour. What is the fuel consumption of this boat at this speed measured in miles traveled per gallon of fuel?

A) 2/3
B) 3/4
C) 4/5
D) 4/3
E) 3/2

D

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Post Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:05 pm
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The explanation in the OG seems a bit complex. Is there an easier way to solve this?

When traveling at a constant speed of 32 miles per hour, a certain motorboat consumes 24 gallons of fuel per hour. What is the fuel consumption of this boat at this speed measured in miles traveled per gallon of fuel?

A) 2/3
B) 3/4
C) 4/5
D) 4/3
E) 3/2
We are given that a motorboat has a rate of 24 gallons per hour while traveling at a speed of 32 miles per hour. We must determine the boat’s fuel consumption measured in miles traveled per gallon of fuel.

Since the motorboat consumes 24 gallons when traveling 32 miles, the rate is 32/24 = 4/3.

Answer: D

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Post Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:38 am
We want miles/gallons. We're told that miles = 32 and gallons = 24, so miles/gallons = 32/24 = 4/3.

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Post Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:05 pm
AbeNeedsAnswers wrote:
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The explanation in the OG seems a bit complex. Is there an easier way to solve this?

When traveling at a constant speed of 32 miles per hour, a certain motorboat consumes 24 gallons of fuel per hour. What is the fuel consumption of this boat at this speed measured in miles traveled per gallon of fuel?

A) 2/3
B) 3/4
C) 4/5
D) 4/3
E) 3/2
We are given that a motorboat has a rate of 24 gallons per hour while traveling at a speed of 32 miles per hour. We must determine the boat’s fuel consumption measured in miles traveled per gallon of fuel.

Since the motorboat consumes 24 gallons when traveling 32 miles, the rate is 32/24 = 4/3.

Answer: D

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Post Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:38 am
We want miles/gallons. We're told that miles = 32 and gallons = 24, so miles/gallons = 32/24 = 4/3.

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