|No, the 747 doesn't use 752 gallons of fuel to fly from Dallas to Atlanta. The time has to be converted into just hours before you can multiply by the fuel consumption to get the answer. There's two ways to do this:|
|1. We convert the time into minutes.
2. We divide by 60 min/hr, which is the same as multiplying by the reciprocal.
3. The minutes units cancel, and we're left with a decimal number.