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# A car goes 12 kilometers on a liter of gas when driven at 80

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A car goes 12 kilometers on a liter of gas when driven at 80 kilometers per hour. When the car is driven at 50 kilometers per hour, it only goes 75% as far per liter gas how many liters of gas will it take to travel 135 kilometers driving at 50 kilometers per hour?

A. 3
B. 5
C. 9
D. 11
E. 15
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roygush wrote:
A car goes 12 kilometers on a liter of gas when driven at 80 kilometers per hour.
when the car is driven at 50 kilometers per hour, it only goes 75% as far per liter gas
how many liters of gas will it take to travel 135 kilometers driving at 50 kilometers per hour?
(a)3
(b)5
(c)9
(d)11
(e)15

its a medium percents question.
sorry i dont have the OA.
i have seen a few of those and cant nail the trick.

OA has to be E.. (KPMH - km per hr)
@80 KMPH 1 lt gives 12 KM
@50 KMPH 1 lt will give 9 KM (75% of the original)
so @50 KMPH to cover 135 KM how many liters we need?

(135 KM) * (1/ 9 lt / KM )= 15 liters (KM in the numerator and denominator gets canceled to give liters , which is what we want!)
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01 Dec 2012, 07:56
Jp27 wrote:
roygush wrote:
A car goes 12 kilometers on a liter of gas when driven at 80 kilometers per hour.
when the car is driven at 50 kilometers per hour, it only goes 75% as far per liter gas
how many liters of gas will it take to travel 135 kilometers driving at 50 kilometers per hour?
(a)3
(b)5
(c)9
(d)11
(e)15

its a medium percents question.
sorry i dont have the OA.
i have seen a few of those and cant nail the trick.

OA has to be E.. (KPMH - km per hr)
@80 KMPH 1 lt gives 12 KM
@50 KMPH 1 lt will give 9 KM (75% of the original)
so @50 KMPH to cover 135 KM how many liters we need?

(135 KM) * (1/ 9 lt / KM )= 15 liters (KM in the numerator and denominator gets canceled to give liters , which is what we want!)

silly me.
so obvious.
kudos!
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07 Dec 2012, 23:04
75% of 12km=9km
now for 1ltr at 50km/hr it travels 9km
so for 135 km it must be 135/9= 15 ltrs
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