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Aratrika De from SUNRISE VILLE SCHOOL, asked a question
Subject: Science , asked on 9/2/11

why coal and petroleum are called fossil fuel?

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Muthu Kumari , Meritnation Expert added an answer, on 10/2/11

Dear Student,

Imad and Prabhjyot have answered your question correctly. Hope you find them helpful.

@Imad and Prabhjyot, Good answer, Keep posting answers they are helpful to all the users of this community. Both of you deserve a thumbs up from the experts. Keep it up!!

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Sudeep Rai From Dav Public School, added an answer, on 25/2/11
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 petrolium and coal are called fossil fuels because plants and animal wastes are burried under earth's crust millions of years ago     and they are limited

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Rohan Majithia From Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan School, added an answer, on 27/3/11
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 I HAVE A DIFFERENT VIEW....dead reamains of living beings r called fossils...there4, the fuel formed by decomposition of it shud b called fossil fuels..

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Gaurav Bailung From Salt Brook Academy, added an answer, on 22/3/11
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they are called fossil fuels because they are formed from fossils buried deep under the earth's surface . they're formed by the decomposition of biomass.

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Joba Bovas From Holy Child Auxilium School, added an answer, on 9/2/11
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 you could also say,

fossils are formed over millions of years, so fossil fuels are those which take millions of years to form.

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Nayani Chaudhary From School Of Scholars, added an answer, on 16/10/11
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@sudeep,

It is not ' petrolium '.......it's ' Petroleum'.

cheers!!!!!

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