A motorcycles gas tank holds 4.5 gallons. If the motorcycle can travel 225 miles. How many miles per gallon does the motorcycle average?
50 miles per gallon
225 miles divided by 4.5 gallons will give the miles per gallon.
We can divide the distance by the amount of fuel needed (contained into the tank):
This tells us that with one gallon of fuel the motorcycle can travel
However, this is an average and we know that the speed and road conditions will interfere with the fuel consumption!