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# Two hundred gallons of fuel oil are purchased...

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Two hundred gallons of fuel oil are purchased at $0.91 per gallon and are consumed at a rate of$0.70 worth of fuel per hour. At this rate, how many hours are required to consume the 200 gallons of fuel oil?

(A) 140
(B) 220
(C) 260
(D) 322
(E) 330
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17 Sep 2013, 09:01
jlgdr wrote:
Two hundred gallons of fuel oil are purchased at $0.91 per gallon and are consumed at a rate of$0.70 worth of fuel per hour. At this rate, how many hours are required to consume the 200 gallons of fuel oil?

(A) 140
(B) 220
(C) 260
(D) 322
(E) 330

1 gallon costs $0.91; Consumed at a rate of$0.70 worth of fuel per hour.

So, in 1 hour 0.7/0.91 gallons are consumed. Therefore, 200 gallons will be consumed in 200/(0.7/0.91) = 260 hours.

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21 Sep 2013, 11:55
Bunuel wrote:
jlgdr wrote:
Two hundred gallons of fuel oil are purchased at $0.91 per gallon and are consumed at a rate of$0.70 worth of fuel per hour. At this rate, how many hours are required to consume the 200 gallons of fuel oil?

(A) 140
(B) 220
(C) 260
(D) 322
(E) 330

1 gallon costs $0.91; Consumed at a rate of$0.70 worth of fuel per hour.

So, in 1 hour 0.7/0.91 gallons are consumed. Therefore, 200 gallons will be consumed in 200/(0.7/0.91) = 260 hours.

How could you approximate to 260 hrs?
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21 Sep 2013, 12:01
jlgdr wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
jlgdr wrote:
Two hundred gallons of fuel oil are purchased at $0.91 per gallon and are consumed at a rate of$0.70 worth of fuel per hour. At this rate, how many hours are required to consume the 200 gallons of fuel oil?

(A) 140
(B) 220
(C) 260
(D) 322
(E) 330

1 gallon costs $0.91; Consumed at a rate of$0.70 worth of fuel per hour.

So, in 1 hour 0.7/0.91 gallons are consumed. Therefore, 200 gallons will be consumed in 200/(0.7/0.91) = 260 hours.

How could you approximate to 260 hrs?

$$\frac{200}{(\frac{0.7}{0.91})} = 200*\frac{10}{7}*\frac{91}{100} = 20*13=260$$.
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jlgdr wrote:
Two hundred gallons of fuel oil are purchased at $0.91 per gallon and are consumed at a rate of$0.70 worth of fuel per hour. At this rate, how many hours are required to consume the 200 gallons of fuel oil?

(A) 140
(B) 220
(C) 260
(D) 322
(E) 330

$$\frac{200*0.91}{0.70}$$

= $$260$$

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jlgdr wrote:
Two hundred gallons of fuel oil are purchased at $0.91 per gallon and are consumed at a rate of$0.70 worth of fuel per hour. At this rate, how many hours are required to consume the 200 gallons of fuel oil?

(A) 140
(B) 220
(C) 260
(D) 322
(E) 330

The cost for the two hundred gallons is 0.91 x 200 = 182 dollars.

Thus, the number of hours to consume 200 gallons of fuel is 182/0.7 = 260.

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