A car travels at a speed of 64mph.

Its fuel consumption is 28 mpg.

It has a 11 gallon tank which was full when it started but

at that very moment began to leak fuel.

After 112 miles the car stops with a completely empty tank. How many gallons per hour was it losing?

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at the begging u should clarify how many gallon u used.

112 miles at 28 miles per gallon --> 4 gallons burned (112/28)

So that means we leaked 11 - 4 = 7 gallons

Now figure out how long the car was driving.

112 miles at 64 miles per hour --> 1.75 hours

So, leak was at a rate of 7 gallons in 1.75 hours

7/1.75 = 4 gallons per hour leaked.

Posted on Jul 10, 2008

fill the tank full

travel 100 miles

refill the tank to full then that will give you an fuel consumption figure / hundred miles

that will give you an estimate of how much fuel will be used then multiply that figure by the average cost per gallon and you have your answer

there is no other way to figure it out as driving habits , conditions , load , tire pressures speed all figure in the calculation but the 100 miles will reveal a base line to start with

travel 100 miles

refill the tank to full then that will give you an fuel consumption figure / hundred miles

that will give you an estimate of how much fuel will be used then multiply that figure by the average cost per gallon and you have your answer

there is no other way to figure it out as driving habits , conditions , load , tire pressures speed all figure in the calculation but the 100 miles will reveal a base line to start with

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Feb 27, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

set trip odometer to zero,fill fuel tank,drive car until 1/2 tank and fill up again record your miles from trip odometer, divide this number by the gallons of gas you just filled car with and this will give you miles per gallon (MPG)

Jul 04, 2014 | 1999 Honda Accord

The figures quoted for a new vehicle are pretty irrelivant because its what the car does with YOUR driving style that counts. So do this; fill the tank up so it won't hold another drop. Then take it for a long drive, combining highway and town driving (aim for about 100 miles) then fill the tank again. Then work out how much fuel you put in in gallons and divide that figure by the miles you covered.

E.g. 4 gallons of fuel used to travel 100 miles

4 / 100 = 25mpg.

When you refill the tank again drive again just to lower the level in the tank cos fuel expands when its warm and escapes out through the the breather hose which can be dangerous. But this method will tell you what mpg the car does when YOU are driving. The basic rules are, change gear early and dont work the engine hard. And on a highway (motorway? - Im from the UK) keep your speed to 56mph. Thats the optimum cruising speed manufacturers quote for ecconomy.

Hope this helps and happy driving

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E.g. 4 gallons of fuel used to travel 100 miles

4 / 100 = 25mpg.

When you refill the tank again drive again just to lower the level in the tank cos fuel expands when its warm and escapes out through the the breather hose which can be dangerous. But this method will tell you what mpg the car does when YOU are driving. The basic rules are, change gear early and dont work the engine hard. And on a highway (motorway? - Im from the UK) keep your speed to 56mph. Thats the optimum cruising speed manufacturers quote for ecconomy.

Hope this helps and happy driving

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Jun 02, 2012 | 1990 Honda Accord

To determine fuel mileage, you don't need to know the tank size. Fill the tank and write down the odometer reading. Drive a few days, then fill it again. Write down how many gallons it took to do that.

(gallons are right on the pump at the station). Subtract the miles you first wrote down from the reading when you filled it the second time. That's how many miles you drove. Divide that number by the gallons you used and that tells you how many gallons it took per mile. So, if you drove 100miles and used 10 gallons, your mpg is 10.

The capacity of the tank is not how many gallons you can use before you run out of fuel. All tanks have a space below the fuel pickup that contains one to three gallons of fuel you can't use. So, if planning a trip etc, figure your "range" on how many gallons it takes to fill it up from a pre-determined low reading on the gauge. ignoring the actual capacity.

One tip: it's good practice to never permit any vehicle with an electric pump go much below 1/4 tank. The pump is cooled by the fuel in there and running low will cause it to run hot and shorten it's life.

(gallons are right on the pump at the station). Subtract the miles you first wrote down from the reading when you filled it the second time. That's how many miles you drove. Divide that number by the gallons you used and that tells you how many gallons it took per mile. So, if you drove 100miles and used 10 gallons, your mpg is 10.

The capacity of the tank is not how many gallons you can use before you run out of fuel. All tanks have a space below the fuel pickup that contains one to three gallons of fuel you can't use. So, if planning a trip etc, figure your "range" on how many gallons it takes to fill it up from a pre-determined low reading on the gauge. ignoring the actual capacity.

One tip: it's good practice to never permit any vehicle with an electric pump go much below 1/4 tank. The pump is cooled by the fuel in there and running low will cause it to run hot and shorten it's life.

Sep 25, 2011 | 1986 Chevrolet Suburban

on normal that trk should be around 6-7 gallons used per one hundred miles drove. i based that at 15 mpg. now that is also based on a V8 engine. now 1 gallon of gas is 3.78541178 liters which totals 12 galons of gas to 45.42494136 liters. This would mean that it took 12 gallons of gas to travel 100 miles which totals 8.3333333333 mpg. not as good as i would have thought. 8 miles per gallon (mpg) hell that engine must be a big block 460. If it is that big cubic inch i could understand but any other motor should do better mpg than 8.3. so i agree that is not normal, tune up, or look for fuel leak in the fuel supply or( feed ) line. From the tank to the motor. This must be a canadian truck yes? well hope for the best or trade that guzzler in for a new breed. stay warm!

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Tune ups, clean oil & filters , tire air pressure at rated as specied on door panel. good driving habits.. have dealer ck computer settings

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I am finding that you have a 20.0 gallon fuel tank....2 or 4 dorr....doesn't matter.

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