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Fuel Efficiency
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1) How far do you drive over the course of a typical weekday?
Use Google Maps to find the answer this question.


2) How far do you drive over the course of a typical weekend?


3) How far do you drive over the course of a typical week?


4) How fuel efficient is your vehicle (in miles per gallon)?
Go to www.fueleconomy.gov to find the answer to this question.


             If your vehicle is not listed, then fill it up, reset the odometer, drive it for a week, and record the following:
             4a) How many gallons did it take to fill the tank at the end of the week?


             4b) How many miles did you drive?


             4c) What was the fuel efficiency of your vehicle in miles per gallon?


5) How many gallons of gas do you use over the course of a typical week?


6) How much does a gallon of gas cost?


7) How much do you spend on gas over the course of a typical week?


8) How much do you spend on gas over the course of a month? (Estimate using 4 weeks per month)


9) How much do you spend on gas over the course of a year? (Estimate using 52 weeks per year)


10) How big is your fuel tank?


11) How much does it cost to fill up your vehicle?
12) How far can you drive on a single tank?


13) How many gallons of gas does it take to drive a mile?


14) How much does it cost you to drive a mile?


15) Find the distance to a place you'd like to drive using Google Maps?


16) How much would the gas for such a trip cost?


17) Would you prefer to drive a fuel efficient automobile, or are other feature more important to you? Why?




18) Determine how much extra you're paying in gas each week, month, and year, by
replacing the fuel efficieny number (the answer to question 4) with that of a more fuel
efficient automobile.
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