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Stan Moneymaker needs 16 gallons of gasoline to top off his automobile's gas tank. If he drives an extra eight miles (round trip) to a gas station on the outskirts of town, Stan can save $0.12 per gallon on the price of gasoline. Suppose gasoline costs $2.90 per gallon and Stan's car gets 25 mpg for in-town driving. Each mile that Stan drives creates one pound of carbon dioxide. Each pound of CO2 has a cost impact of $0.03 on the environment.

What are Stan's savings per mile for the eight mile extra trip, including the effect of environmental costs? Stan's savings are $_ per mile. (Round to four decimal places.)

Should Stan make the trip to get less expensive gasoline? Choose the correct answer Yes No

Should Stan consider any other factors in his decision making? Choose the correct answer Yes No

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