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Posted: 8/27/2005 8:25:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/27/2005 8:35:21 AM EDT by Dv8xbox]
I am trying to figure out a simple problem. How do I figure out how many miles I got per gallon on the last tank of gas.

Gas was 1.56 per gallon , I drove 185 miles and I spend $23.00 on gas that day and the tank was bone dry
.. what I did was divide 23 by 1.56 and came up with 14 . then 185 divided by 14? and got 8
That cant be right I think I am just retarded and its to early to be up (stayed up drinking all night ack.. I think I burnt away all my brain cells last night. Help.. )
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 8:27:08 AM EDT
13.21 mpg
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 8:28:00 AM EDT
I got 12.55 mpg.

HH
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 8:32:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/27/2005 8:33:45 AM EDT by thelastgunslinger]
12.54 mpg


Where the fuck are you getting gas for $1.56????

If you are paying $2.56, then you are getting 20.6 mpg.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 8:33:39 AM EDT
I paid $1.52 Thursday....

HH
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 8:35:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By HoustonHusker:
I paid $1.52 Thursday....

HH




Why the hell am I paying $2.50+?
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 8:37:32 AM EDT
Ooooooops....

Sorry. I meant $2.52

HH

Link Posted: 8/27/2005 8:37:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:
12.54 mpg


Where the fuck are you getting gas for $1.56????

If you are paying $2.56, then you are getting 20.6 mpg.



Yep at $2.56
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 8:38:30 AM EDT
where did you find gas for $1.56 / gallon? i presume you ment $2.56

distance traveled / # of gallons used = mpg

so if you drove 185 miles and used 9 gallons of gas ($23/$2.56=8.984375gallons)

185/9=20.5

~20.5 mpg
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 8:39:01 AM EDT
Next time, ignore how much you paid or cost per gallon and just keep track of how many gallons you used.

"Show the Work"

$23.00 divided by $1.56 = 14.74 gallons

185 miles divided by 14.74 gallons = 12.54 MPG
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 8:39:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By grizzlyarms:
where did you find gas for $1.56 / gallon? i presume you ment $2.56

distance traveled / # of gallons used = mpg

so if you drove 185 miles and used 9 gallons of gas ($23/$2.56=8.984375gallons)

185/9=20.5

~20.5 mpg



That was my whole problem I had the wrong price plugged in. Got it thanks guys for making me realize my numbers were wrong!
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