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After visiting my Great Aunt Annie, I travelled home in her old jalopy. The car

was old and battered, it had a leak from the petrol tank, and I was

stuck in second gear.

This meant that I could

only travel along at a

steady 30 miles per hour and managed a

paltry 20 miles per gallon of fuel. At the

start of the journey I had placed exactly

10 gallons of fuel

into the tank. I knew though, that the fuel

tank lost fuel at the rate of half a gallon

per hour. Just as I arrived home, the car

stopped because it had run out of fuel

and I had only just made it. How far it was from my Great Aunt's to my home?

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**Step-by-step explanation:**

30 miles..... .......

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Answer:

Step-by-step explanation:

150 miles.

I was travelling at 30mph at a rate of 20mpg, so I was using 1.5 gallons every hour for the driving itself.

I was also losing 0.5 gallon every hour. In total, I was using 2 gallons every hour.

Therefore to use all of the 10 gallons I started with, I travelled for 5 hours.

5 hours at 30mph is 150 miles.

Hope this helps

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