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anonymous
 one year ago
James left a bin outside in his garden to collect rainwater. He notices that 1 over 4 gallon of water fills 2 over 3 of the bin. Write and solve an equation to find the amount of water that will fill the entire bin.
anonymous
 one year ago
James left a bin outside in his garden to collect rainwater. He notices that 1 over 4 gallon of water fills 2 over 3 of the bin. Write and solve an equation to find the amount of water that will fill the entire bin.

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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.01/4 / 2/3 = x 1/4 * 3/2 = x 3/8 = x My answer . Am I on the right track?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@jim_thompson5910 am I the right track here

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Yeah you'll start off with dw:1434583598280:dw

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1solving for x and simplifying does give x = 3/8

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1no it's just 3/8

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0thanks wasn't sure about the last part of it

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dw:1434583806910:dw

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1let's fill the bin 2/3 full dw:1434583824576:dw

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1we need 1/4 of a gallon to fill up 2/3 of the bin so we need 1/8 of a gallon to fill up 1/3 of the bin (I cut each fraction in half) dw:1434583879585:dw

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dw:1434583894720:dw

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1since it takes 1/8 of a gallon to fill 1/3 of the bin it will take 3*(1/8) = 3/8 of a gallon to fill the entire bin (3/3 = 100% of the bin) dw:1434583949270:dw

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so basically we need 1/8 more to fill bin

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.11/8 gets you a third of the way another 1/8 gets you 2/3 of the way 1/8+1/8 = 2/8 = 1/4

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1and yet another 1/8 fills the entire bin 1/8+1/8+1/8 = 3/8

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I'm just realizing that 8 pints = 1 gallon so 1 pint = 1/8 of a gallon

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1you can think of this in terms of pints 1 pint gets you 1/3 of the way dw:1434584139425:dw

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dw:1434584158707:dw

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dw:1434584170459:dw

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0love your explanation @jim_thompson5910
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