# A fire engine travels eight miles to a fire at a speed of 55 mph................how many gallons does it have left over?

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A fire engine travels eight miles to a fire at a speed of 55 mph.

It started its journey with 500 gallons of water but its tank has been leaking throughout the journey at a rate of 25 gallons per hour.

If the fire engine uses 495 gallons of water to put out the fire, how many gallons does it have left over?

posted Feb 18, 2020

8/55=0.145 hr in travel
Water left:
500-25*0.145=496.37 > 495 which is enough to put out fire

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