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## Boat fuel use rate

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#### Boat fuel use rate

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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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 boatâ€™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.

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We want miles/gallons. We're told that miles = 32 and gallons = 24, so miles/gallons = 32/24 = 4/3.

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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 boatâ€™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.

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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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