# SOLUTION: Suppose that the distance a car travels varies directly with the amount of gasoline it uses. A certain car uses 9 gallons of gasoline to travel 234 miles. How many miles can the ca

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Travel Word Problems Question 382184: Suppose that the distance a car travels varies directly with the amount of gasoline it uses. A certain car uses 9 gallons of gasoline to travel 234 miles. How many miles can the car travel if it has 23 gallons of gasoline?Found 2 solutions by vleith, stanbon:Answer by vleith(2825)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Use a ratio Answer by stanbon(57424)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Suppose that the distance a car travels varies directly with the amount of gasoline it uses. A certain car uses 9 gallons of gasoline to travel 234 miles. How many miles can the car travel if it has 23 gallons of gasoline. ---- d = kg ---- A certain car uses 9 gallons of gasoline to travel 234 miles. --- 234 = k*9 So, k = 234/9 ---- Equation for that car d = (234/9)g ------ How many miles can the car travel if it has 23 gallons of gasoline. ------ d = (234/9)*23 d = 598 miles =================== Cheers, Stan H.