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Old July 30th, 2012, 07:31 AM   #41
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You guys are a bunch of math debaters.
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Old July 30th, 2012, 07:33 AM   #42
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Old July 30th, 2012, 08:21 AM   #43
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57,143 miles to break even compared with the cost to continue driving the truck.
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Old July 30th, 2012, 09:06 AM   #44
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57,143 miles to break even compared with the cost to continue driving the truck.
If he starts taking the long way to and from work he'll eat those miles up in no time, then he can start buying us beer with his savings.
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Old July 30th, 2012, 01:35 PM   #45
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Since you are keeping the truck, and presumably the insurance, also adding insurance to the car you have to factor in these costs as well. This is why I havent bought the smaller car yet. I think I can buy alot of gas for the ole truck and still be "ahead" of the game.
My exact thoughts. I've debated buying a little gas saver but like you said, with the price of the car and insurance I might as well buy the gas for the bronco and enjoy what I drive.
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Old July 30th, 2012, 02:03 PM   #46
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You are correct. You are saving 17.5 cents per mile driven by driving the car. $10,000 / .175 = 57,143
^ correct answer.
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Old July 30th, 2012, 02:14 PM   #47
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Old July 30th, 2012, 02:21 PM   #48
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miles = 10 miles per gallon / $3.50 per gallon x $10,000 = 28,571.43 miles
So at 28,571 miles the truck will use $10,000 worth of gas.
the car will have used $5000 worth.

you're only half way there.
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Old July 30th, 2012, 03:08 PM   #49
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Old July 30th, 2012, 03:15 PM   #50
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Old July 30th, 2012, 09:56 PM   #51
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This is the way I set this problem up:
10,000 (price of vehicle) divide by 3.50 (price of gal gas)
10,000/3.50=2,857
Since the car gets 10mpg more than the truck you need to multiply by 10
2,857 (gallons of gas) multiply by 10 (miles per gallon better than truck)
2,857x10= 28,570
You have to drive 28,570 miles to break even, not taking anything else into consideration.
10x? Your an idiot. How about 2x. This is as far as I got in this post. Post #6.
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