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the gasoline gauge on a van initially read 1/3 full when 10 gallons were added to the tank the gauge read 3/4 full how many more gallons are needed to fill the tank?
 2 years ago
the gasoline gauge on a van initially read 1/3 full when 10 gallons were added to the tank the gauge read 3/4 full how many more gallons are needed to fill the tank?

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asnaseer
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok, best way to solve these is to use algebra. so lets call the capacity of the tank c gallons. this means that initially the tank contained c/3 gallons as it was 1/3 full. ok so far?

asnaseer
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0good, you are then told that when 10 gallons are added it become 3/4 full.

asnaseer
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0this translates to: 3c/4 = c/3 + 10

asnaseer
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok, so now you just need to solve this equation  do you know how?

asnaseer
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0why don't you have a go and I'll help if you get stuck
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