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anonymous
 one year ago
Nancy left a bin outside in her garden to collect rainwater. She notices that 1 over 2 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. Show your work. Explain your answer in words.
anonymous
 one year ago
Nancy left a bin outside in her garden to collect rainwater. She notices that 1 over 2 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. Show your work. Explain your answer in words.

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anonymous
 one year ago
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phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1does that say 1/2 gallons fills 2/3 of the barrel?

phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1you could use ratios: 1/2 is to 2/3 as x is to 1 which says 1/2 gallon is to 2/3 of a bin as an unknown number of gallons (call it x) is to 1 (full) bin \[ \frac{ \frac{1}{2}}{\frac{2}{3}} = \frac{x}{1} \]

phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1or you could say 2/3 of a full bin is 1/2 gallon 2/3 x = 1/2 \[ \frac{2}{3} x= \frac{1}{2} \]

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0OK the second one makes more sense

phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1to solve the second one, multiply both sides by 3/2 and simplify

phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1you should get \[x= \frac{3}{2}\cdot \frac{1}{2} = \frac{3}{4} \] 3/4 of a gallon will fill the bin.
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