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1/2 of a gallon fills 2/3 of a bucket write an equation to find the amount that will fill the entire bin

Guest Dec 18, 2017
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We can solve this with a proportion

 

(1/2) / (2/3)  =  x  / 1     where x is the gallons  to fill the whole bucket

 

(1/2)(3/2)  =  x

 

(3/4)  =  x

 

 

cool cool cool

CPhill  Dec 18, 2017
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Another (similar) answer:

 

1/2 gal = 2/3 x       Where 'x' = bucket volume       now solve for 'x'

1/2 gal x 3/2 = x = 3/4 gal

ElectricPavlov  Dec 19, 2017

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