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Since he uses a gallon of gas every <math>35</math> miles, he had used <math>\frac{350}{35} = 10</math> gallons after <math>350</math> miles. Therefore, after the first leg of his trip he had <math>14 - 10 = 4</math> gallons of gas left. Then, he bought <math>8</math> gallons of gas, which brought him up to <math>12</math> gallons of gas in his gas tank. When he arrived, he had <math>\frac{1}{2} \cdot 14 = 7</math> gallons of gas. So he used <math>5</math> gallons of gas on the second leg of his trip. Therefore, the second part of his trip covered <math>5 \cdot 35 = 175</math> miles. Adding this to the <math>350</math> miles, we see that he drove <math>350 + 175 = \boxed{\textbf{(A)}    \, 525}</math> miles.
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Since he uses a gallon of gas every <math>35</math> miles, he had used <math>\frac{350}{35} = 10</math> gallons after <math>350</math> miles. Therefore, after the first leg of his trip he had <math>14 - 10 = 4</math> gallons of gas left. Then, he bought <math>8</math> gallons of gas, which brought him up to <math>12</math> gallons of gas in his gas tank. When he arrived, he had <math>\frac{1}{2} \cdot 14 = 7</math> gallons of gas. So he used <math>5</math> gallons of gas on the second leg of his trip. Therefore,                                               the second part of his trip covered <math>5 \cdot 35 = 175</math> miles. Adding this to the <math>350</math> miles, we see that he drove <math>350 + 175 = \boxed{\textbf{(A)}    \, 525}</math> miles.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 12:30, 11 October 2019

Karl's car uses a gallon of gas every $35$ miles, and his gas tank holds $14$ gallons when it is full. One day, Karl started with a full tank of gas, drove $350$ miles, bought $8$ gallons of gas, and continued driving to his destination. When he arrived, his gas tank was half full. How many miles did Karl drive that day?

$\textbf{(A)}\mbox{ }525\qquad\textbf{(B)}\mbox{ }560\qquad\textbf{(C)}\mbox{ }595\qquad\textbf{(D)}\mbox{ }665\qquad\textbf{(E)}\mbox{ }735$

Solution

Since he uses a gallon of gas every $35$ miles, he had used $\frac{350}{35} = 10$ gallons after $350$ miles. Therefore, after the first leg of his trip he had $14 - 10 = 4$ gallons of gas left. Then, he bought $8$ gallons of gas, which brought him up to $12$ gallons of gas in his gas tank. When he arrived, he had $\frac{1}{2} \cdot 14 = 7$ gallons of gas. So he used $5$ gallons of gas on the second leg of his trip. Therefore, the second part of his trip covered $5 \cdot 35 = 175$ miles. Adding this to the $350$ miles, we see that he drove $350 + 175 = \boxed{\textbf{(A)}    \, 525}$ miles.

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