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agbyoung

  • 4 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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  1. Mertsj
    • 4 years ago
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    3/4x=17 2/3

  2. agbyoung
    • 4 years ago
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    Mertsj, I am trying to figure out where did I go wrong finding G or in your case X

  3. Mertsj
    • 4 years ago
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    \[x=\frac{53}{3}\times\frac{4}{3}=\frac{212}{9}\]

  4. Mertsj
    • 4 years ago
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    What equation did you write?

  5. Mertsj
    • 4 years ago
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    The thought process is; 3/4 of a full tank is 17 2/3

  6. agbyoung
    • 4 years ago
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    \[\alpha \times 3/4= \]

  7. agbyoung
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    METSj Thanks!!

  8. Mertsj
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    yw

  9. DougBaden
    • 4 years ago
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    The 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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