The odometer of a new automobile functions improperly and registers only 2 miles for every 3 miles driven. If the odometer indicates 48 miles, how many miles has the automobile actually been driven? A.) 144 B.) 72 C.) 64 D.) 32 E.) 24 Set up a proportion: 2 registered 48 registered ---------------- = ----------------- 3 actual x actual 2x = 144 {cross-multiplied} x = 72 {divided both sides by 2} B.) 72- Algebra House
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