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A large school district has 300 school buses. If each school bus is used 3 hours each day, the average speed of the school buses is 15 mi/h, and the fuel economy of the buses is 10 mi/gal. How much does it cost to run these buses in 22 school days if gasoline costs $1.20 a gallon?

2. The attempt at a solution

I've been trying to figure out this problem for hours now. This is what I've done, but the book says I'm incorrect.

My attempt:

Find out what it costs to run one bus a day.

3 hrs/day x 15 mi/hr x 1gal/10mi x $1.20/gal = $5.40 per day for 1 bus.

There are 300 buses, so $5.40 x 300 = $1620 for 300 buses.

The problem asks the cost for running the buses for 22 school days, $1620 * 22 = $35,640.

My final answer is that it would cost $35,640 to run 300 buses for 22 days. Please help me figure out where I am going wrong.

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