Your car averages 380 miles on a 14gallon tank of gas. you run out of gas on a deserted highway, but have a half gallon of lawn mower gas with you. at the curr
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Your car averages 380 miles on a 14gallon tank of gas. you run out of gas on a deserted highway, but have a half gallon of lawn mower gas with you. at the current rate of travel, how far will you be able to go and will you reach the nearest gas station 15 miles away?
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1. User Answers emilyyyyyyy
380/14= 27.14 miles per gallon
27.14/2=13.57 miles
they wont reach the gas station 
2. User Answers eurydike
Answer:
[tex]13.57 \\[/tex] miles
The car would not reach the gas station
Stepbystep explanation:
Car can travel [tex]380\\[/tex] mile on a [tex]14\\[/tex] gallon tank of gas
Distance traveled per gallon [tex]= \frac{380}{14} \\= 27.14\\[/tex]
lawn mover gas remaining [tex]= \frac{1}{2} \\[/tex] gallon
Distance traveled from the remaining [tex]\frac{1}{2}[/tex] gallon gas
[tex]= \frac{1}{2} * 27.14 \frac{miles}{gallon}\\= 13.57 \\[/tex] miles only
Thus the car would not reach the gas station.