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Write an equation, then solve. A tub holds 32 gallons of water. It is now 4/7 full. How many gallons of water are in the tub?

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The tub is capable of holding 32 gallons, but is only (4/7) full.
If N is the number of gallons of water in the tub then
N = (4)*(32 gallons)/7 = (128/7) gallons or 18 and (2/7) gallons or 18.286 gallons depending on how you are supposed to show your answer.