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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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C. Muthu Kumari ,Meritnation Expert added an answer
Answered 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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Joba Bovas , From Holy Child Auxilium School , added an answer
Answered on 9/2/11

 you could also say,

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

Sudeep Rai , From Dav Public School , added an answer
Answered on 25/2/11

 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

please give a thums up if i am not wrong

Gaurav Bailung , From Salt Brook Academy , added an answer
Answered on 22/3/11

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.

Rohan Majithia , From Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan School , added an answer
Answered on 27/3/11

 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..

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

@sudeep,

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

cheers!!!!!