# A bucket holds 5 gallons and 3 quarts. What is the bucket's capacity in quarts?

Aug 5, 2018

$23$ quarts.

#### Explanation:

$1$ gallon equals $4$ US quarts, so

$\text{5 gallons" xx "4 quarts"/"1 gallon" = "20 quarts}$

Did you know you can cancel out units of measurements in the same way you do numbers. So we have:

5cancel("gallons")xx(4" quarts")/(1 cancel("gallons")) = (5xx4color(white)(".")"quarts")/1 = 20" quarts"

So

$\text{20 quarts" \ + \ "3 quarts" = "23 quarts}$