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 3 years ago
Write an equation for the problem and solve.
There are 17 2/3 gallons of water in the tank. The tank is 3/4 full. How many gallons of water, G, can the tank hold?
My answer was G= 13 1/4. I did the inverse and got 17 2/3 gallons back that's correct.. But why is it that the tank holds less the the amount currently in it... Where did I go wrong.
 3 years ago
Write an equation for the problem and solve. There are 17 2/3 gallons of water in the tank. The tank is 3/4 full. How many gallons of water, G, can the tank hold? My answer was G= 13 1/4. I did the inverse and got 17 2/3 gallons back that's correct.. But why is it that the tank holds less the the amount currently in it... Where did I go wrong.

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agbyoung
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Mertsj, I am trying to figure out where did I go wrong finding G or in your case X

Mertsj
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1\[x=\frac{53}{3}\times\frac{4}{3}=\frac{212}{9}\]

Mertsj
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1What equation did you write?

Mertsj
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1The thought process is; 3/4 of a full tank is 17 2/3

agbyoung
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\[\alpha \times 3/4= \]

DougBaden
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The amount the tank can hold should have been 23.55. \[(3/4) t = 17.66\] \[(1/4) t = (17.66)/4\] \[t = 17.666 *(4/3)\] \[t = 17.55\]
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