Practice!

Sample Problem

A kettle can hold 2 quarts and 3 cups of tea. A pot can hold 1 quart and 2 cups of tea more than the kettle. If the pot currently holds 2 quarts and 2 cups of tea and an additional 4 quarts and 1 cup tea is added into the pot, how much tea will overflow from the pot?

qt. c.

Solution

First, we must convert everything into cups.

Capacity of the pot: kettle capacity + 1 qt. 2 c. = 2 qt. 3 c. + 1 qt. 2 c. = 3 qt. 5 c. = 3 × 4 c. + 5 c. = 17 c.

Total amount of tea: 2 qt. 2 c. + 4 qt. 1 c. = 6 qt. 3 c. = 6 × 4 c. + 3 c. = 27 c.

Thus, the amount of tea overflow: 27 c. – 17 c. = 10 c. = 2 qt. 2 c.