Posted by Josie on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 12:25pm.
The total amount of water in 2 containers is 35quarts. If 7 quarts gets poured from the container with less water into the continer with more water, the container with more water will have 4times as much water as the other container. How many quarts are in the container with less water?
- Algebra - Reiny, Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 2:42pm
container with less water = x quarts
container with more water = y quarts
x + y = 35 or y = 35-x
container with less water = x-7
container with more water = y +7
y+7 = 4(x-7)
35-x + 7 = 4x - 28
-5x = -70
x = 14
the container with less water had 14 quarts
smaller --- 14
larger ----- 35-14 = 21
smaller -- 7
larger -- 28
Is 28 4 times as much as 7 ?? , YES
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