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If we want to calculate how many Gallons are 17 Quarts we have to multiply 17 by 1 and divide the product by 4. So for 17 we have: (17 × 1) ÷ 4 = 17 ÷ 4 = 4.25 Gallons
So finally 17 qt = 4.25 gal