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 Post subject: Book x Question 41Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:54 pm

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Can someone please go over the solution to this problem step by step? The book's interpretation is a bit hard to follow.

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 Post subject: Re: Book x Question 41Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 5:32 am

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x = capacity of jug X
y = capacity of jug Y

(1/5)x = (2/3)y since equal amounts of water are in both and X is 1/5 full and Y is 1/3 full

to fill Y, we'd need to add another (1/3)y to it ...

but ... (1/3)y = (1/10)x per the above (divide both sides by 2)

so X has (1/5)x - (1/10)x = (1/10)x left

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