   Chapter 3.II, Problem 13RE ### Contemporary Mathematics for Busin...

8th Edition
Robert Brechner + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305585447

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Section ### Contemporary Mathematics for Busin...

8th Edition
Robert Brechner + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305585447
Textbook Problem

# On a recent trip, Tony Segretto filled up his gas tank four times with the following quantities of gasoline: 23.4 gallons, 19.67 gallons, 21.008 gallons, and 16.404 gallons. How many gallons did Tony buy?

To determine

To calculate: The total quantity of gasoline bought by the Tony segretto on the trip, when he filled up his gas tank four times with the quantities: 23.4 gallons, 19.67 gallons, 21.008 gallons, and 16.404 gallons.

Explanation

Given Information:

The provided quantities of gasoline are 23.4 gallons, 19.67 gallons, 21.008 gallons, and 16.404 gallons.

Formula used:

For adding and subtracting decimal numbers.

Step 1: Write all the numbers vertically aligning at decimal points.

Step 2: Add zeros to the right of the decimal numbers where ever necessary.

Step 3: Work from right to left while performing the indicated operations.

Step 4: In the answer place the decimal point is at the same place as in the problem.

Calculation:

To find the total quantity, add all values of gasoline.

Now, align all the quantities vertically at decimal points,

23.419.6721.00816.404

Now, add zeros after decimal numbers where necessary,

23.40019.67021.00816.404

Now, perform addition from right to left,

23

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