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Question from April:

For a new motor bike, the recommended ratio of gas to oil is 27:1 by volume. How much gas and how much oil are needed to fill a 14 L tank on a new motor bike?
Thank you

Hi April,

If you have 28 L of the mixture in the proper proportions then 27 L will be gas and 1 L will be oil. If you take 14 L of this mixture how much will be gas and how much oil?


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