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Maggie has four quart.sized bottles of water that are each

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Maggie has four quart.sized bottles of water that are each [#permalink]  23 Jul 2006, 13:42
Maggie has four quart.sized bottles of water that are each partically empty, The first bottle currently contains 1/2 of a quart. The second bottle currently contains 1/6 of a quart. The third bottle currently contains 1/2 of a quart. The fourth bottle currently contains 3/4 of a quart. How many additional quarts of water does Maggie need to fill each of these bottles?

a) 7/8
b) 37/24
c) 23/12
d) 59/24
e) 51/12

Can somebody please explain what quart are in metric system?

Thanks

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I dont know if you need to know what a quart is for this problem. Adding the quarts need to fill all the bottles

1/2 + 5/6+ 1/2 + 1/4 = 25/12

Obviously I did something wrong!!
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You dont need to know what is a quart.....and my answer is 25/12....(?)
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ghantark wrote:
I dont know if you need to know what a quart is for this problem. Adding the quarts need to fill all the bottles

1/2 + 5/6+ 1/2 + 1/4 = 25/12

Obviously I did something wrong!!

you seem ok but ACs seem wrong.
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Don't worry. In the real exam, if such a conversion is required to answer the question then certainly it will be provided with the question.
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I got 25/12 as well, and dont worry about the units as ps_dahiya mentioned, it will be clarified if asked. in this problem though, it seems irrelevant.
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4-(6+2+6+9)/12 = 25/12
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oh....i calculated three times before checking u guys answer..
it's wrong Q
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1/2+5/6+1/2+1/4 = 25/12
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Knowing quart is not required ; Answaer is 25/12 as [pointed out by evertone
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Let x be the capacity of each quart bottle

Hence

Amount of quart need to feel them completely = 4x - (x/2+x/6+x/2+3x/4)
= 4x - 23x/12
= 25x/12

hence required is 25/12
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