Practice!

Sample Problem

8 cups of water can fill a bottle while 4 cups of water can fill a bowl. 4 bottles of water can fill a jug while 6 bowls and 2 jugs of water can fill a pail. If each cup holds 80 ml of water, what is the capacity of the pail?

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Solution

Each bottle holds: 80 ml × 8 = 640 ml of water

Each bowl holds: 80 ml × 4 = 320 ml of water

Each jug holds: 640 ml × 4 = 2560 ml of water

The capacity of the pail is: 320 ml × 6 + 2560 ml × 2 = 7040 ml