math problem
posted by Bob on .
Two large containers each contain the same amount of juice. When 54oz. of the first container are poured into the second container, the second container has 4 times as much juice as the first container. How many ounces of juice did the first container originally have?

at start:
container A has x oz
container B has x oz
after pouring:
container A has x54
container B has x+54
x+54 = 4(x54)
x+54 = 4x  216
3x = 270
x = 90
check:
9054 = 36
90+54 = 144
IS 144 equal to 4 times 36 ? YEAh