To fill a bucket 25 bottles of water is needed. How many bottles of water is required to fill the same bucket if the capacity of the bottle is reduced to 2/5 to its present capacity.

Asked by christen Nizel | 9th Jan, 2014, 10:28: PM

Expert Answer:

Let x be the capacity of the old bottle.
 
Since 25 bottles of water is needed to fill the bucket, we have
.
Let y be the capacity of the new bottle.
 
The capacity of the new bottle is given as
Thus we need new bottles of water to fill the bucket.
 

Answered by Vimala Ramamurthy | 10th Jan, 2014, 09:34: AM

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