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### Gauthmathier0468

Grade 11 · 2020-10-12

1/8 of a rectangular tank is filled with sand. Another 3750 inch^{3} of sand is poured into the tank, filling it to 3/4 of its capacity. How much sand was there in the tank initially?

There was ___ inch^{3} sand in the tank initially.

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### Gauthmathier0021

Grade 11 · 2020-10-12

Answer

750

Explanation

The capacity of the tank is:

3750 ÷ (3/4 - 1/8) = 6000 inch

^{3}

So the volume of initial sand in the tank is:

6000 × 1/8 = 750 inch

^{3}

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