Two pails of different sizes contain 34.5 liters of water altogether. When 0.68 liter of water is poured from the bigger pail into the smaller pail, the amount of water in the bigger pail is 9 times that in the smaller pail. How much water was there in each pail at first?

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1. S+L=34.5
S+.68 =1/9(L-.68)

S+L=34.5
9S-L=9*.68-.68/9

10S=9*.68-.68/9 +34.5
solve for S first.

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2. Tfh66ml

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3. 31.68 in big pail
2.82 in small pail

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