Which car uses less gasoline?

ncXg4BBcBGrade level: 4 – 5th

Skills: Division

Related environmental issues: Energy

Area level: National

A Ford Explorer can go 25 miles on one gallon of gasoline.  And a Prius C can go 50 miles on one gallon of gasoline.

  1. How many more or less miles can a Ford Explore go than a Prius C on one gallon of gasoline?
  2. Which car uses less gasoline to drive the same distance?
  3. Both Jacob’s family and your family drive 200 miles per week. How many gallons does his family spend if they have a Ford Explorer? And how many gallons does your family spend if you have a Prius C?

Source: fueleconomy.gov

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Answer keys

  1. 27 miles less (50-23=27)
  2. Prius C
  3. Jacob’s family: 8 gallons (200/25=8) & Your family: 4 gallons (200/50)=4