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An aquarium tank is 1/6 full of water. When 2 gallons of water are added, the tank becomes 5/12 full. What is the total capacity of the aquarium tank, in gallons?

 Aug 5, 2022
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Let the capacity = C    (in gallons)

 

So

 

(1/6)C  +  2 =  (5/12)C

 

(2/12)C + 2   =(5/12)C

 

2  =  (5/12  -2/12)  C

 

2  = ( 3/12) C

 

C =  2 ( 12/3)  =   24  /  3   =    8  (gallons)

 

 

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 Aug 5, 2022

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