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How many 16- ounce bottles would be needed to hold the same total amount of water as 56 bottles that each holds 20 ounces

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Megan E. | Past UNC-CH student, Future Math Teacher, Current middle school TAPast UNC-CH student, Future Math Teacher...
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It's not exactly either, well maybe repeated addition, since I would multiply 56 bottles by 20 ounces to find the total amount of water, then I would divide by 16 ounces to see how many bottles it would take to match that amount of water.

Set up as an equation this way:

16x = 56 (20)

16x = 1120

x = 70

Therefore, you would need 70 16-ounce bottles to hold the same total amount of water as 56 20-ounce bottles.

Ralph L. | Algebra I, II, Visual Basic, Beginning C++ tutorAlgebra I, II, Visual Basic, Beginning C...
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16x = 20 * 56

16x = 1120

x = 70

70

PATSY E. | Certified Teacher 7th grade - 12th grade. GED & HiSET and ESLCertified Teacher 7th grade - 12th grade...
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56 * 20 = 1120/16 = 70