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

Oct 29, 2016

50 miles per gallon

#### Explanation:

225 miles divided by 4.5 gallons will give the miles per gallon.
$\frac{225}{4.5} = 50$ miles per gallon

Oct 29, 2016

I got: $50 \text{miles"/"gallon}$

#### Explanation:

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

$\frac{225}{4.5} = 50 \text{miles"/"gallon}$

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!