A mug is 1/6 full of milk. If 565ml are added, the mug will be full. How much does the mug hold? Can someone help me find the solution?

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- July 9th 2009, 11:31 PM #1

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- July 9th 2009, 11:36 PM #2

- July 10th 2009, 06:38 AM #3

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Hello, angelmt!

I don't suppose you made a sketch . . .

A mug is 1/6 full of milk.

If 565 ml are added, the mug will be full.

How much does the mug hold?Code:- *-------* - : | | : : | | : : | | : : | 565 | : C | | (5/6)C : | | : : | | : : | | : : * - - - * - : |///////| (1/6)C - *-------* -

Let = capacity of the mug (in*ml*).

The bottom is filled with milk.

The top contains 565 ml of milk.

There is our equation: .

Now solve for . . .

- July 10th 2009, 10:20 AM #4

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