A truck's odometer reads 25,711.3 miles at the beginning of a trip and 26,035.0 miles at the end. If the trip takes 14.8 gallons of gas, what is the gas mileage in miles per gallon? (Round to the nearest tenth)
An odometer device inside a truck gives the number of miles the truck has traveled.
To get the Distance you have SUBTRACT the end from the beginning location.....like so...
....26035.0 - 25,711.3 = 323.70 miles......Distance / Amount of Gas in Gallons = Miles Per Gallon (MPG)
323.70 miles / 14.8 gallons = 21.8716216216...round to the nearest tenth....21.9 MPG