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# When 200 gallons of oil were removed from a tank

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When 200 gallons of oil were removed from a tank, the volume of oil left in the tank was $$\frac{3}{7}$$ of the tank's capacity. What was the tank’s capacity?

(1) Before the 200 gallons were removed, the volume of oil in the tank was $$\frac{1}{2}$$ of the tank's capacity.
(2) After the 200 gallons were removed, the volume of the oil left in the tank was 1,600 gallons less than the tank's capacity.

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26 Mar 2009, 02:55
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(1) 1/2*x-3/7*x=200 , can solve for x
(2) x-1600=3/7*x
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14 Oct 2009, 08:36
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(1) 1/2*x-3/7*x=200 , can solve for x
(2) x-1600=3/7*x

Same approach, agree!
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Let current quantity in tank = X and Tank's total capacity = T
Now, X - 200 = 3T/7

So, if we know X we could solve for T.

1. Suff.
2. Tricky but Suff. Since T - 1600 = 3T/7
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