Sean's bucket holds 5 gallons of water. Marko's bucket holds #2/5# as much water. How many gallons of water does Marko's bucket hold?

2 Answers
Jun 8, 2017

Answer:

Marko's bucket holds #2# gallons of water.

Explanation:

If Marko's bucket holds #2/5# as much water as Sean's #5# gallons, we can say that Marko's bucket holds #2/5# of #5# gallons.

#"Marko" = 2/5 xx 5#

#"Marko" = 2/5 xx 5/1#

#"Marko" = 10/5#

#"Marko" = 2/1#

#"Marko" = 2#

#therefore# Marko's bucket holds #2# gallons of water.

Note: In Mathematics, of = product

Jun 8, 2017

Answer:

Marko holds = #2# gallons of water

Explanation:

In order to solve this question, we must first explore the concept of fractions. In this case, there are #5# gallons of water. Since the denominator of the fraction is #5#, half of the job is already done.

Now, since the unit is the same as the denominator, we only need to find the value of the numerator.

Now, we have discovered that the value is #2#.

#therefore# the amount of water Marko has = #2# gallons.