# SOLUTION: Bob drove 408 miles using 15 gallons of gas. At this rate, how many gallons of gas would he need to drive 340 miles?

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 Question 465792: Bob drove 408 miles using 15 gallons of gas. At this rate, how many gallons of gas would he need to drive 340 miles?Found 2 solutions by solver91311, kingme18:Answer by solver91311(16897)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! Cross multiply and solve the resulting single variable linear equation for John My calculator said it, I believe it, that settles it Answer by kingme18(98)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!You can solve this using a proportion, which basically means a fraction = a fraction. For both, I'm going to put the number of miles over the number of gallons; if you want, you can put gallons over miles as long as you do it both times. . My favorite way to solve this is to do cross multiplication: multiply the top left with the bottom right, and multiply the bottom left with the top right. . Simplify: . Divide by 408 on both sides to get x by itself, and your final answer is . I like to go back and check by doing the division on both sides and making sure I get the same thing for both: and . Both fractions equal 27.2, so we're definitely right!