anonymous
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Martha, Brett, and Mike are competing in a cooking competition. They all used different amounts of oil from a can containing 8 gallons of oil. Martha used 17% of the total oil in the can. Brett used 0.18 of the total oil in the can. Mike used 0.7 gallon of the total oil in the can. Who used the greatest amount of oil from the can? Show your work and explain your answer in words.
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schrodinger
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anonymous
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Vocaloid
  • Vocaloid
calculate 17% of 8
anonymous
  • anonymous
1.36

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Vocaloid
  • Vocaloid
good so Martha used 1.36 gallons Brett used .18 of the total oil, so he used .18*8 gallons = ?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Vocaloid
  • Vocaloid
good, so Martha used 1.36, Brett used 1.44, and Mike used 0.7, so who used the most?
anonymous
  • anonymous
brett @Vocaloid
Vocaloid
  • Vocaloid
great
anonymous
  • anonymous
so whats the complete answer? @Vocaloid
Vocaloid
  • Vocaloid
read the problem again, and look at what we did...
anonymous
  • anonymous
dont we have to calculate mike @Vocaloid
anonymous
  • anonymous
dont we do 0.7 * 8
Vocaloid
  • Vocaloid
nope, it tells us that Mike used 0.7 gallons
anonymous
  • anonymous
but it also tells us that brett used 0.18
Vocaloid
  • Vocaloid
Nope, it tells us that Brett used 0.18 OF THE TOTAL, so 0.18*8
anonymous
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oh ok

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