You drive 5000 miles a year and buy gasoline at the price of $2/gal. Except for differences in annual costs, you are indifferent between driving a 10 year old Buick ($400/yr, 20 miles per gal) or a 10 year old Toyota ($800/yr, 50 miles per gal).
(a) Which one do you choose to drive?
(b) How does your decision change if the price of gas is $1.75 per gallon?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 21, 2019, 8:08 pm ad1c9bdddf
(a) We would drive which has lower total cost since it is the cost which makes the difference.
For Buick - number of gallons used = ...
The solution explains how to choose which are to drive based on cost considerations.