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Old 03-29-2012, 10:18 PM   #31
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How much is that in US$/USgallon?
About $8.27 a gallon.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:25 PM   #32
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There's 3.79 UK liters to 1 US gallon

1.6 UK pound to 1 US dollar

$6.06 US/US Gallon

I think I figured this out right, I left my shoes on...
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:26 PM   #33
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About $8.27 a gallon.

Where is my mistake, Steve??
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:32 PM   #34
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Where is my mistake, Steve??
Trying to figure it out for yourself instead of just asking.

That's why I asked. I tried using Google conversions with no good result...
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:48 PM   #35
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I typed £1.37 / litre in $/gallon

and got:

(UK£ 1.37) / litre = 8.27376697 US$ / US gallon
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Trying to figure it out for yourself instead of just asking.

That's why I asked. I tried using Google conversions with no good result...
At least I tried...
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:54 PM   #37
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Where is my mistake, Steve??
£1.37 x $1.6/£ = $2.19

$2.19/litre x 3.79 litres/US gallon = $8.30/US gallon
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One of the things we always do when we cross over the border to pick up UPS packages is fill up with gas. Well, we were down on Monday. Gas prices in NY were high and not much lower than here in SE Ontario. To top it off, the gas station where we could get a discount with our loyalty card for groceries was out of regular gas. I am trying to limit my driving into the city to once every 1-2 weeks and do all my errands on one day. This makes for a long day, but limits the number of trips to the City each week. I have put 1000 miles on the Volvo since Feb 27, including the trip from CT to SE Ontario. This is about 1/2 of what I used to drive.
Aren't you supposed to use premium for your Volvo? All of my owner's manuals said to use premium, but that regular was okay - it adjusts the timing.

I have tested and so have others. Not only did my 850 have noticeably better acceleration, it got enough better mileage with super that it was actually cheaper than using regular.
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£1.37 x $1.6/£ = $2.19

$2.19/litre x 3.79 litres/US gallon = $8.30/US gallon
Thanks TL, now I see my mistake. Set up my problem wrong, it's always where I make the mistake.

I figure I'll understand algebra about the time I retire.
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I was going to tank up today, 'cause it's Thursday and Ultramar sells super gasoline for 3¢ less per litre on Thursdays. Regular was $1.444/litre today ($5.466/ US gallon) up from $1.374/litre ($5.201/US gallon) yesterday. I'll give it a day or two to go back down, I hope.
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