# How many gallons of fuel does it leak per hour?

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A vehicle has travelled 50 miles at 50 mph.

It started its journey with 8 gallons of fuel but its tank has been leaking throughout the journey and is now dry.

The vehicle completes 40 miles per gallon.

How many gallons of fuel does it leak per hour?

posted Nov 12, 2015

Answer : 6.75 gallons of fuel leak per hour

Speed=50mph
Distance=50 miles
Time=1hr

Initial fuel-8 gallons

Vehicle efficiency=40miles/gallon
fuel consumption=50/40=5/4=1.25gallons

Leakage per hour=Total intial fuel-Fuel consumed
=8.00-1.25
=6.75gallons

ans is 6.75 gallons

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