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Thread: An Intricate and Fun Word Problem!

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    Sep 2012

    An Intricate and Fun Word Problem!

    Fred is responsible for keeping the fish tanks filled at the Aquarius
    Fountain Store. One of the 50-gallon tanks has a small leak and, along
    with evaporation, it loses two gallons of water each day. Today the
    tank is full. Fred has been instructed to add five gallons of water to
    the tank at the end of every third day, and, at the end of the thirtieth
    day, he will completely fill the tank, instead. How much water will
    Fred add on the thirtieth day?

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    Dec 2011
    St. Augustine, FL.

    Re: An Intricate and Fun Word Problem!

    During the 30 days, the tank has lost 60 gallons, while Fred has added 45 gallons, so he will add 15 gallons at the end of the 30th day.
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