One of the LARGEST costs of owning and operating a
vehicle is FUEL.
The # of litres of fuel that a vehicle needs to travel 100 km
is called its FUEL ECONOMY.
Did you also know that F.E. is better on the highway than in
the city because there are less stops and turns and you can
travel at a higher speed, constantly.
litres of fuel used * 100
ECONOMY = km driven
FIRST SOME WARM UP QUESTIONS
WITH BASIC EVERY DAY VEHICLE USE...
EX Calculate the total distance travelled based on the following
1st: 014569.2 km 2nd: 015498.4 km
FYI: An odometer keeps track of how many km a vehicle has travelled and is located on
the dashboard of most vehicles.
EX A car needs 46 L of gas to fill up. If gas costs 79.9 cents per L,
what is the cost of filling up?
EX A car travelled 503 km before stopping to fill up. If 31.8 L of gas were
pumped into the vehicle, find the fuel economy and the cost to fill up if
gas costs 68.8 cents per L.
EX Sarah travelled a total of 250 km in the city and 150 km on the highway.
Her F.E. in the city is 11.7 L / 100 km and 6.4 L / 100 km on the highway.
If gas cost her 72.4 cents per L, find the total # of L of fuel she used and
the cost of the fuel.