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Johnhicky
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The janitor at a school discovered a leak in a pipe. The janitor found that it was leaking at a rate of 11 fl oz per hour. How fast was the pipe leaking in gallons per day? Round to the nearest tenth

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BettieZumbrunnen

Here's what you need to know in order to answer this:        1 gallon  =  128 fl oz and              1 day  =  24 hours.       Use those facts to invent fractions equal to ' 1 '. Then use those to change the units of the "11 fl oz per hour". You can multiply them ... since their value is ' 1 ', they won't change the value of the "11 fl oz per hour", only the units.                   (11 fl oz/hr) x (24 hr/da) x (1 gal / 128 fl oz)                = (11 x 24 x 1 / 128)  (fl-oz - hr - gal) / (hr - da - fl-oz)                =         2.0625                        gal/da 

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