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# Ms. Jiminez plans an automobile trip of 7,000 to 9,000 miles. The cost

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Ms. Jiminez plans an automobile trip of 7,000 to 9,000 miles. The cost of gasoline will be 85 to 95
cents per gallon and her automobile will average 20 to 30 miles per gallon. What is the maximum
possible cost of the gasoline for the trip?

(A) \$485.00
(B) \$427.50
(C) \$382.50
(D) \$297.50
(E) \$256.00

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30 Oct 2018, 00:35
For the gasoline cost to be maximum.
We have to take the cost of gasoline per gallon to be MAXIMUM, i.e. 95 cents.
Mileage to be min. i.e. 20 miles.
And Trip of 9000 miles.

Cost = 9000*95/20 = 450*95 = 450(100-5) = 45000-2250 = 42750 cents. or 427.5\$.

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