# A hybrid car averages 606 miles on a 12.5 gallon tank of gas. Manuel is planning a 1260-mile vacation in his hybrid car, how many gallons of gas he can expect to burt Manuel needs approximately gallons of gas for his vacation?

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#### Answer:

Manuel needs approximately 26 gallons of gas for his vacation.

#### Explanation:

**Find the hybrid car's "mpg"** -- (miles per each 1 gallon)

This can be solved as a Ratio&Proportion problem

Solve for m (miles)

606 ÷ 12.5 = 48.48

This result means that the hybrid car gets about 48.5 mpg

**Find how many gallons to go 1260 miles**

1260 miles @ 48.5 miles per gallon needs about 26 gallons

**Check by estimating**

The car uses about 12 gallons to go about 600 miles

The vacation will travel about 1200 miles -- double the miles given.

So the gallons of gas should double too -- to 24 gallons.

The actual answer is close to the estimate, so it is probably right.

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