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Explain how you solve each problem. Show all your work. Mr. Shaw paid $38.86 for 11.5 gallons of gasoline. How much did he pay per gallon?

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1 of 2Determine the amount paid per gallon.

Multiply the given values by 10 to form an integer divisor.

$\begin{gather*} 38.86(10) = 388.6\\ 11.5(10) = 115 \end{gather*}$

Determine the quotient of the values.

$388.6 \div 115 \approx 3.38$

Mr. Shaw paid about $\$3.38$ per gallon.

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