# SOLUTION: During 60 mi of driving, Jenna averaged 15 mi/gal. She then drove 140 mi on an expressway and averaged 25 mi/gal for the entire 200 mi. Find the average fuel consumption on the exp

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Travel Word Problems Question 587692: During 60 mi of driving, Jenna averaged 15 mi/gal. She then drove 140 mi on an expressway and averaged 25 mi/gal for the entire 200 mi. Find the average fuel consumption on the expressway.Answer by KMST(1936)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Before getting on the highway Jenna drove 60 miles, while getting 15 miles per gallon. That means that the amount of gas she used for that part of the trip, in gallons, is (60 miles)/(15 miles/gallon) = 4 gallons For the entire trip, she travelled 200 miles, getting an average of 25 miles per gallon. That means that the amount of gas used for the entire trip, in gallons, is (200 miles)/(25 miles/gallon) = 8 gallons The portion of the trip where Jenna drove on the highway was 140 miles long and must have consumed 8 gallons – 4 gallons = 4 gallons of gas. The average fuel consumption for that part of the trip is 140 miles/4 gallons = 35 miles/gallon. I see no need to make this problem any more complicated than a fourth grader (or even a fifth grader) would understand.