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iwanttogotostanford
 one year ago
SAT PRACTICE MATH QUESTION URGENT: If an oil tank contains 60 gallons of fuel and is 5/12 full, how many gallons does the tank hold when full?
iwanttogotostanford
 one year ago
SAT PRACTICE MATH QUESTION URGENT: If an oil tank contains 60 gallons of fuel and is 5/12 full, how many gallons does the tank hold when full?

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iwanttogotostanford
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@Vocaloid @zepdrix

Vocaloid
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0(5/12)*x = 60 where x = the full tank solve for x

iwanttogotostanford
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yes, sorry @Vocaloid

iwanttogotostanford
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@Nnesha @zepdrix

zepdrix
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1443990443635:dwIt might be easier if you just draw an illustration of what is going on.

zepdrix
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So I took a tank or box, and split it into 12 parts. When 5 of them are full, the tank has 60 gallons. So how much does each "twelfth" contain? each cell.

iwanttogotostanford
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I am guessing it would end up to be 128???@zepdrix do you have any other "strategic" way to do this problem???

zepdrix
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.05/12 is 60. So this problem is 2 steps: Figure out how much 1/12 is. Then figure out how much 12/12 is. If 5/12 is 60, Then 1/12 is that same 60 but divided by 5, ya?

zepdrix
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Come onnnnn broski >.< You gotta respond if you wanna go to Stanford! lol

iwanttogotostanford
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0math is my "worst" subject

zepdrix
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0We have 5 parts giving us 60. How big are each of those parts?

zepdrix
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ok good. So each part is 12 gallons. That "part" represents 1/12 of the entire tank. So to fill up the tank completely, we need 12 of those.

zepdrix
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So how much is that? :) 12 of those 12 gallons?

iwanttogotostanford
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0144?? ....

iwanttogotostanford
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so thats all?? It takes 144 gallons?

zepdrix
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yes. maybe the fractions are what's giving you some trouble here... If we take out the fraction business. This problem really boils down to: ~How many gallons in one part ~How many parts in total

zepdrix
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So it requires a division step, which tells you how many gallons in each part then a multiplication step, multiplying the `gallons per part` by the `number of parts`

iwanttogotostanford
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0but the actual answer to the problem is 128

zepdrix
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0it is? 0_o sec lemme reread it :D lol

zepdrix
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Are you sure you matched up the answer key correctly? 0_o It should be 144... hmm weird 5/12 is 60 so 10/12 is 120 and 2/12 is two of those 12's. I don't see any way to get to 128.

iwanttogotostanford
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ah yes it is 144.... i marked my own answer wrong too lol
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