# Thread: [SOLVED] Easy story problem that I can't do

1. ## [SOLVED] Easy story problem that I can't do

If your faucet is dripping at the rate of one drop per second, you can
expect to waste 2,700 gallons per year which will add to the cost of water
and sewer utilities, or strain your septic system. a) Approximately how
many drips would fill up a 1 gallon container?

How to start this just doesn't come easy. Can someone start me off on the right track?

2. Originally Posted by Pratt86
If your faucet is dripping at the rate of one drop per second, you can
expect to waste 2,700 gallons per year which will add to the cost of water
and sewer utilities, or strain your septic system. a) Approximately how
many drips would fill up a 1 gallon container?

How to start this just doesn't come easy. Can someone start me off on the right track?
Calculate the number of seconds in one year which will equal the number of drops. Divide this result by 2700 and you'll have the number of drops per gallon.