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Question from Olaniyan, a student:

When 150 liters has been drawn from a tank, it is 3/8 full; how many liters will the tank hold?

If the tank was full to start and it now is 3/8 full then what you removed was 5/8 of a tank of liquid. Thus 5/8 of a tank of liquid is 150 liters. What is the volume of a full tank?


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