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Stage: 3 Short Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

It takes $\frac{s}{r}$ gallons to travel $1$ mile, so it takes $$\frac{s}{r}\times t= \frac{st}{r} \; \text{gallons}$$ to travel $t$ miles

This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.