# How many gallons per hour does this car lose?

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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• DAN12 Jul 10, 2008

• Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

WHEN PRESSING ON GAS FOR SPEED THE CAR IS SLOW TO RESPOND AND STARTS BACKFIRING BETWEEN 45-55 MILES PER HOUR

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Hey
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

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