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a restaurant has 32 customers. if this is 4/6 of capacity, what is the total capacity of the restaurant

I need to know how to set up and solve this equation
 
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Hi Megan,
 
This problem is easier if you are able to translate the word problem into mathematical equivalents.
 
for example, "of" in math means multiplication
 
...there are other examples I can share with you
 
for this problem 32 is 4/6 of capacity.
"is" means =
"of" means multiplication.  
 
so it might be helpful to set up the problem like this :
 
32 = 4/6(T)  where I picked T to mean the capacity or total.
 
does this help?  Are you able to solve for T?
 
It often helps to draw a model of the picture:
 
 
I hope this helps.