Interesting. After all these years on planet earth I did not realize liquid ounces and ounces of weight were equal for water.
Close enough in this instance . Ulysses put a helpfull post up. What type of people want to tear that apart on such an OH so friendly forum ?
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a) A pint of water weighs 1.04 pounds, so 1 pound of water is 0.96 pint. A merchant sells water in containers weighing 0.5 pounds, but customer can fill them to their liking. It is easier to weigh the filled container than to measure the volume of water the customer is purchasing. X
is defined to be the weight of the container and the water and y
to be the volume of the water.
We need to write the equation the merchant would use to determine the volume y
The merchant sells water in containers weighing 0.5 pound.
The weight of container is 0.5pounds.
is the weight of container and the water and y
is the volume of water then the volume of water would be x
minus the weight of the container.
Also, 1 pound of water is 0.96 pint.
So, in pints,
Hence, the equation the merchant would use to determine the volume y
is known is