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# A pitcher contained 5g-2 gallons of water. Water was then poured from the pitcher into a glass that has a capacity of (g-5)gallons how many gallons of water ar

A pitcher contained 5g-2 gallons of water. Water was then poured from the pitcher into a glass that has a capacity of (g-5)gallons how many gallons of water are left in the pitcher?

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Claribel C. | Chemistry, Math and Spanish TutorChemistry, Math and Spanish Tutor
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You have two different volumes:

(Pitcher) 5g-2

(Glass) g-5

To know how many gallons of water were left in the pitcher after pouring water into the glass you have to subtract the glass volume from the pitcher volume:

5g-2 - (g-5)

5g-2-g+5

Rearrange the equation (to see it clearly)

5g-g+5-2

4g+3 These are the gallons of water left in the pitcher.

Carl W. | Experienced Tutor: Reading, Math, Writing, and Much MoreExperienced Tutor: Reading, Math, Writin...
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You are starting with 5g-2 and pouring out g-5. Here is how you would set that up:

5g - 2

-   g + 5

= 4g + 3

the tricky part of this is remembering to distribute the negative sign, which turns the -5 into +5.

Robert J. | Certified High School AP Calculus and Physics TeacherCertified High School AP Calculus and Ph...
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(5g-2) - (g-5) = 4g+3 gallons of water left <==Answer

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Ideas: Initial amount - out = amount left