A motorcycles gas tank holds 4.5 gallons. If the motorcycle can travel 225 miles. How many miles per gallon does the motorcycle average?

2 Answers
Oct 29, 2016

50 miles per gallon


225 miles divided by 4.5 gallons will give the miles per gallon.
#225/4.5 = 50# miles per gallon

Oct 29, 2016

I got: #50 "miles"/"gallon"#


We can divide the distance by the amount of fuel needed (contained into the tank):

#225/4.5=50 "miles"/"gallon"#

This tells us that with one gallon of fuel the motorcycle can travel #50# miles.

However, this is an average and we know that the speed and road conditions will interfere with the fuel consumption!