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    unit conversion

    Problem A container holds 2 quarts and 4 fluid ounces. The container is now filled with 6 fluid ounces of liquid. How much liquid must be added to the countainer to make it full?

    John solved tthis problem as follows:

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    2 q 4 fl oz
    _ 6 fl oz
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    1 q 8 fl oz

    So John gave 1 quart and 8 fluid onces as the answer. Is john right? If not, explain what is wrong with his method, and show how to modify his method of regrouping to make it correct ( do not start from scratch)

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    1 quart = 32 fluid ounces

    2 quarts 4 oz = 1 quart 36 oz -6 oz = 1 quart 30 oz needed to fill the container.
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