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8 inches of heavy wet snow are equivalent to 4 inches of rain, estimate the water content 13 inches of heavy wet snow

eight inches of heavy wet snow are equivalent to four inches of rain, estimate the water content 13 inches of heavy wet snow.   ?
 
The water content in 13 inches of snow is___   inches.
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let x be the water content we are trying to find: we can write the equation
4/8=x/13
so x=13*(4/8)=6.5 inches of water