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The smaller of the two containers has a capacity of 150 gallons. When it is $\frac{4}{5}$ full, its contents are emptied into a larger container, filling exactly $\frac{2}{3}$ of it. What is the capacity, in gallons of the larger container?

 Nov 23, 2021
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The capacity of the larger container is 270 gallons.

 Nov 23, 2021
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If the larger container holds 270 gallons, then when it's 2/3 full it would contain 180 gallons. 

This is more than the entire capacity of the smaller container. 

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When the smaller container is 4/5 full, it is holding 120 gallons ...... 4/5 x 150 = 120  

 

120 is 2/3 of 180 gallons  ......  so the capacity of the larger container is 180 gallons.  

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 Nov 23, 2021

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