A rainstorm increased the amount of water stored in States J reservoirs from 124 mln. gallons to 138 mln. gallons. If teh storm increased teh amount of water in the reservoirs to 82% of total capacity, approximately how many mln. gallons of water were the reservoirs short of total capacity prior to the storm?
I think i could not understand the text. or it is hard to solve.
I didn't get a whole number, which is strange.
Set x = total capacity
(82/100)*x = 138
x = (138*100) / 82
Want to find "short of capacity" prior to storm basically means how much left to fill the reservoir before the storm.
Ans = ((138*100) / 82) - 124 ~= 44