Suppose I can get gas for $4.00 per gallon without going out of my way, and that I usually get 10 gallons of gas. Results will fluctuate depending on the base price and the amount of gas purchased. Here is a chart showing the farthest I can drive before I start to lose money.
|Max distance to travel before losing money. Each line represents a different average miles per gallon from 10 m.p.g. to 50 m.p.g.|
Taking a vertical slice out of the middle we can see how far to drive when the gas prices are 10 cents apart:
|Max distance to save 10 cents per gallon|