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If you pour half of a full small bucket of water into an empty big bucket, the big bucket will be three tenths full. How many times bigger than the small bucket is the big bucket?

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  1. anonymous
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    Lets say x = the small bucket, y = the big bucket then; \[1/2 x=3/10y\] Timesing both sides by 2 then by 10 and finally dividing by 6 we find that So the big bucket is 5/3 the size of the small bucket.

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    \[y=5/3x\]

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    sorry that dissapeared from after 'we find that'

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    Its ok thank you :)

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