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# The janitor at a school discovered a leak in a pipe. The janitor found that it was leaking at a rate of 14 fl oz per min.

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The janitor at a school discovered a leak in a pipe. The janitor found that it was leaking at a rate of 14 fl oz per min.

How fast was the pipe leaking in gallons per hour​?

Oct 12, 2017

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To change 14 fluid ounces per minute into gallons per hour:

Since there are 128 fluid ounces in one gallon, we need to divide 14 by 128 to change ounces into gallons.

Since there are 60 minutes per hour, we need to multiply 14 by 60 to change per minute into per hour.

Combining these:  14 fl oz / min x (1 gal / 128 fl oz) x (60 min / hr)  =  6.5625 gal per hour.

Written as a mixed fraction:  6 9/16 gal per hour.

Oct 12, 2017

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+18258
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To change 14 fluid ounces per minute into gallons per hour:

Since there are 128 fluid ounces in one gallon, we need to divide 14 by 128 to change ounces into gallons.

Since there are 60 minutes per hour, we need to multiply 14 by 60 to change per minute into per hour.

Combining these:  14 fl oz / min x (1 gal / 128 fl oz) x (60 min / hr)  =  6.5625 gal per hour.

Written as a mixed fraction:  6 9/16 gal per hour.

geno3141 Oct 12, 2017
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Oct 12, 2017