Your small remodeling business has two work vehicles. One is a small passenger car used for job-site visitsand for other general business purposes. The other is a heavy truck used to haul equipment. The car gets25 miles per gallon (mpg). The truck gets 10 mpg. You want to improve gas mileage to save money, andyou have enough money to upgrade one vehicle. The upgrade cost will be the same for both vehicles. Anupgraded car will get 40 mpg; an upgraded truck will get 12.5 mpg. The cost of gasoline is $4.10 per gallonCalculate the annual fuel savings in gallons for the truck and car assuming both vehicles are driven 16,000miles per year. (Round your answer to 2 decimal places. (e.g., 32.16))Fuel savings157.5 gallons per yearTruck210 gallons per yearCarAssuming an upgrade is a good idea in the first place, which one should you upgrade? Both vehicles aredriven 16,000 miles per year.CarTruck

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Your small remodeling business has two work vehicles. One is a small passenger car used for job-site visits
and for other general business purposes. The other is a heavy truck used to haul equipment. The car gets
25 miles per gallon (mpg). The truck gets 10 mpg. You want to improve gas mileage to save money, and
you have enough money to upgrade one vehicle. The upgrade cost will be the same for both vehicles. An
upgraded car will get 40 mpg; an upgraded truck will get 12.5 mpg. The cost of gasoline is $4.10 per gallon
Calculate the annual fuel savings in gallons for the truck and car assuming both vehicles are driven 16,000
miles per year. (Round your answer to 2 decimal places. (e.g., 32.16))
Fuel savings
157.5 gallons per year
Truck
210 gallons per year
Car
Assuming an upgrade is a good idea in the first place, which one should you upgrade? Both vehicles are
driven 16,000 miles per year.
Car
Truck
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Your small remodeling business has two work vehicles. One is a small passenger car used for job-site visits and for other general business purposes. The other is a heavy truck used to haul equipment. The car gets 25 miles per gallon (mpg). The truck gets 10 mpg. You want to improve gas mileage to save money, and you have enough money to upgrade one vehicle. The upgrade cost will be the same for both vehicles. An upgraded car will get 40 mpg; an upgraded truck will get 12.5 mpg. The cost of gasoline is $4.10 per gallon Calculate the annual fuel savings in gallons for the truck and car assuming both vehicles are driven 16,000 miles per year. (Round your answer to 2 decimal places. (e.g., 32.16)) Fuel savings 157.5 gallons per year Truck 210 gallons per year Car Assuming an upgrade is a good idea in the first place, which one should you upgrade? Both vehicles are driven 16,000 miles per year. Car Truck

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Calculation of number of gallons consumed for one year before upgradation:

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Number of miles travelled 16,000 miles Number of miles travelled Number of gallons consumed per year = Miles per gallon Car: Number of miles can be travelled per gallon 25 miles 16,000 Number of gallons consumed per year 25 640 gallon per year Truck: Number of miles can be travelled per gallon = 10 miles 16,000 Number of gallons consumed per year = 10 =1,600 gallon per year

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Number of miles travelled 16,000 miles Number of miles travelled Number of gallons consumed per year = Miles per gallon Car: Number of miles can be travelled per gallon 40 miles 16,000 Number of gallons consumed per year 40 =400 gallon per year Truck: Number of miles can be travelled per gallon 12.5 miles 16,000 Number of gallons consumed per year 12.5 1,280 gallon per year

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