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Canister C is 1/2 full of water and canister D, which has twice the capacity of canister C, is 1/3 full of water. If the water in canister D is poured in canister C until canister C is completely full of water, canister D will still contain what fraction of its capacity of water? (A) 0 (B) 1/36 (C) 1/12 (D) 1/6 (E) 1/4
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avohden wrote: Canister C is 1/2 full of water and canister D, which has twice the capacity of canister C, is 1/3 full of water. If the water in canister D is poured in canister C until canister C is completely full of water, canister D will still contain what fraction of its capacity of water? (A) 0 (B) 1/36 (C) 1/12 (D) 1/6 (E) 1/4 oe to follow Say canister C has a capacity of 6 liters. It's half full, thus there can be poured 3 liters of water. Canister B is 12 liters and there are 4 liters of water. We can pour 3 liters from D to C and 1 liter will still be left in D, which is 1/12 of its total capacity. Answer: C.
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Bunuel wrote: avohden wrote: Canister C is 1/2 full of water and canister D, which has twice the capacity of canister C, is 1/3 full of water. If the water in canister D is poured in canister C until canister C is completely full of water, canister D will still contain what fraction of its capacity of water? (A) 0 (B) 1/36 (C) 1/12 (D) 1/6 (E) 1/4 oe to follow Say canister C has a capacity of 6 liters. It's half full, thus there can be poured 3 liters of water. Canister B is 12 liters and there are 4 liters of water. We can pour 3 liters from D to C and 1 liter will still be left in D, which is 1/12 of its total capacity. Answer: C. Similar questions to practice: equalamountofwaterwerepouredintotwoemptyjarsof98962.htmlaglucosesolutioncontains15gramsofglucoseper140243.htmltwoequallysizedjugsfullofwaterareeachemptiedintot143944.htmlHope this helps.
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Answer: C  This is a good question on which to start with a madeup number. Recognizing that we'll have to divide by 2 and by 3, let's say the capacity of C is 30. If it's half full of water, then, it contains 15 of water (there's no unit, but we don't need one). D has twice the capacity, so its capacity is 60. It's 1/3 full of water, so it contains 20.
The next step has us pouring as much of what's in D as possible into C. C has a capacity of 30 and is currently holding 15, so it could hold 15 more. D currently holds 20, so 15 of that could be poured into C, leaving 5.
If D has a capacity of 60 and is currently holding 5, it contains 5/60 of it's capacity, or 1/12, choice (C).



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How do you suddenly jump to 6 litter and 12 litter
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arindamsur wrote: How do you suddenly jump to 6 litter and 12 litter We are told that canister canister D has twice the capacity of canister C. Thus if we assume that C has a capacity of 6 liters, then the capacity of D must be twice of that, so 12 liters. Hope it's clear.
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Hi all,
If we assume the total Volume of C to be P, then it is P/2 full, then volume of D would be 2P and it would be 2P/3 full
If we pour P/2 from D to C, we would be left with 2P/3P/2 = P/6...
I'm not able to point out where the error is. Can someone assist me?



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appsy01 wrote: Hi all,
If we assume the total Volume of C to be P, then it is P/2 full, then volume of D would be 2P and it would be 2P/3 full
If we pour P/2 from D to C, we would be left with 2P/3P/2 = P/6...
I'm not able to point out where the error is. Can someone assist me? you have got right upto P/6 But ATQ >canister D will still contain what fraction of its capacity of water and the capacity of D is 2P...so the remaining fraction should be (p/6)/2P1/12 Ans C



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Bunuel wrote: avohden wrote: Canister C is 1/2 full of water and canister D, which has twice the capacity of canister C, is 1/3 full of water. If the water in canister D is poured in canister C until canister C is completely full of water, canister D will still contain what fraction of its capacity of water?
(A) 0 (B) 1/36 (C) 1/12 (D) 1/6 (E) 1/4 C needs 1/4 of D to become full, leaving D filled to 1/31/4=1/12 of its capacity 1/12 C



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Let the capacities of the canisters be x and 2x then water in canisters will be (1/2) x and (2/3)x respectively. (1/2)x more will go into 1st canister =>left behind water in 2nd canister=(2/3)x(1/2)x=(1/6)x So, (1/6)x/2x= (1/12)..C is the correct choice.
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