# Mario bought a 1-gal can of paint to paint his room. He used 0.5 gal for the first coat and 0.4 gal for the second coat. How much paint did he have left?

##### 1 Answer

Nov 1, 2016

0.1 gal of Paint

#### Explanation:

If we want to know how much paint is left *in the can* , and a can started out with 1 gallon, and we know 0.5 gal was used (also known as being taken *out of the can*) and 0.4 gal more was used we can then set up the equation

So 0.1 gallons were left in the can.