Imagination Ink supplies different colored inks for highlighter pens. Vat 1 has yellow ink, holds 150 gallons and is 4/5 full. Vat 2 has green ink, holds 50 gallons, and is 5/8 full. One gallon of ink will fill 1,200 pens. How many pens can be filled with the existing ink in Vat 1 and Vat 2?
My teacher gave the answer and it is 181,500 pens. I just don't understand how he got that answer. Can someone help me please?
Thanks in advance!
ok
you have
Vat1:150 gallons 4/5 full
Vat2:50 gallons 5/8 full
each gallon fill 1200 pen so if I ask you 150 gallon how many pen produce ??
(1200)(150) right.... but what ??
4/5 is full from the pens produced so
4/5(1200)(150) right??
it is the same for the other Vat do the same thing then find the sum of the produced pen from two Vat try it I try and I find the answer