Tuesday, April 12, 2011

How much will it cost?

I'm heading off to Indy tomorrow after school and was wondering if the gas reimbursement money that school is going to give me will be enough to cover the cost of the gas for my car (which is sky-high right now around here...).

So I decided I'd let my Algebra 1 kids figure that out for me.

I googled directions to Indy from school to get a total number of miles one way (122).  I found the specs on my car to give them an average mpg, and I gave them a chart showing the price of gas at some local stations.

It was a fun little exercise, especially when they figured out that I'll get a nice little overage!  (I recall there being a nice mall in downtown Indianapolis....)

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