Oily Math


Match each question with one of the answers below:

1. For how many months did oil gush from the damaged oil well in the Gulf of Mexico?

2. When the oil and gas well first exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, estimates about how much oil was coming out differed widely. How many barrels a day did BP officially say were coming out?

3. How many barrels a day did scientists estimate were coming out?

4. How many square miles of the Gulf of Mexico were directly affected by oil from late April through September 2010?


a. 5,000     b. 4     c. 68,000     d. 1,000

Answers: 1. b; 2. d; 3. a; 4. c

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