Math question

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by seminolewind, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I seem to be brain dead today. Here it is:

    I get 11 mpg local and put 6000 miles a year on my car.
    Hubby gets 10mpg and puts on about 10,000 miles a year.
    Gas is $4.oo-ish a gallon.

    Is it worth getting a used car for $10,000 that gets 25 miles per gallon?
     
  2. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

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    depends, are you making payments on the others? selling the others?

    i'm brain dead today too.
     
  3. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

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    Your car, at 11 MPG and 6000 miles a year uses 545 gallons, roughly $2100/year
    Your husband's car at 10 MPG and 10000 miles a year uses 1000 gallons, roughly $4000/year

    25 mpg @10000 miles per year is 400 gallons, or $1600 per year
    25 mpg @6000 miles per year is 240 gallons, or $ 960 per year.

    Replacing the car that is driven more will pay for itself in about 4 years. If the price per gallon goes up then you cover the cost of the car faster.
     
  4. dixiechick

    dixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    this is one of those...if a train leaves a station....kinda questions... I dunno [​IMG]
     
  5. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Mom's Folly got it. [​IMG]
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    mom'sfolly :

    Your car, at 11 MPG and 6000 miles a year uses 545 gallons, roughly $2100/year
    Your husband's car at 10 MPG and 10000 miles a year uses 1000 gallons, roughly $4000/year

    25 mpg @10000 miles per year is 400 gallons, or $1600 per year
    25 mpg @6000 miles per year is 240 gallons, or $ 960 per year.

    Replacing the car that is driven more will pay for itself in about 4 years. If the price per gallon goes up then you cover the cost of the car faster.

    OT - Mom's folly, would you like to come for a visit? Say around the time my SO is trying to balance his checkbook? [​IMG]
    I do mine fine, takes roughly ten minutes. He rounded everything off for YEARS, never bothered to balance it, and now he decides he wants to start balancing it. [​IMG]
     
  7. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

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    God No, gritsar, I actually did that once. It is impossible to fix after a certain amount of time. I love the online banking thing. I can make sure the check cleared for what I wrote it for, that the ATM transactions are okay, and let it run itself. Can't say when I last used my check record (I do have copies of the checks).

    sorry, edited for spelling
     
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2008
  8. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Thanks for all the humor. I'm usually able to struggle thru 2 to 3 part problems, but not today. The car would be used instead of driving a motor home and suv to save on gas.
    Thanks, Mom'sfolly, I appreciate the help.--Karen
     
  9. onebuggirl

    onebuggirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I HATED THOSE TRAIN :pQUESTIONS!!!!!!
     
  10. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    I hated story questions in math class......BRAIN FREEZE!!!!!!!!!!!! STRESS!!!!!!!!!!!
     

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