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If 75 gallons of water were added to a pool that is half full, the pool would then be 2/3 full. How many gallons of water does the pool hold when it is full?

A. 300
B. 360
C. 420
D. 450
E. 525

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09 Apr 2018, 02:15
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If 75 gallons of water were added to a pool that is half full, the pool would then be 2/3 full. How many gallons of water does the pool hold when it is full?

A. 300
B. 360
C. 420
D. 450
E. 525

75 Gallons is the difference between pool being 2/3 full from being 1/2 full.

2/3 - 1/2 = 1/6 th of the pool is 75 gallons

So whole pool is 75*6 = 450 Gallons.

Hence Option (D) is our answer.

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