Problem 116P

A hybrid SUV consumes fuel at a rate of 12.8 km/L. How many miles can the car travel on 22.5 gal of gasoline?

Solution 116P

Here, we have to calculate the miles that the car travel by using 22. 5gal of gasoline.

The car consumes fuel at a rate = 12.8 km/L

Fuel required by the car = 22.5 gal

We know

1 gal = 3.78541 L

Thus, Fuel required by the car = 22.5 gal x = 85.17 L

Therefore, the distance travelled by the car = Mileage of the car x Fuel consumed by the car

= 12.8 x 85.17 L

= 1090.18 Km

Distance travelled by the car is = 1090.18 km

Conversion of distances from km to miles

1 mile = 1.6093 km

Conversion factor =

Thus, Distance travelled by the car is = 1090.18 km x = 677.42 miles.

Therefore, the car can travel 677.42 miles on 22.5 gal of gasoline