Mathematics

Question

You find your watch gains 2 minutes in 6 hours. How much will it gain in three days

2 Answer

  • You have to set up a proportion for this question. First, you have to know how many hours are in 3 days. There are 72 hours in 3 days, so now you can set up your proportion. 2:6 and _:72. You need to find out what 72 divided by 6 is. it is 12, so now you must multiply 12 by 2, and get 24. So, if your watch has gained 2 minutes in 6 hours, than in 3 days, it will have gained 24 minutes.
  • There is 24 hours in one day, if you multiply 6 by 4 it equals 24

    So 2 minutes x 4 = 8

    So the watch gains 8 minutes in 1 day

    Now multiply 8 and the days

    8 x 3 = 24

    So the watch gains 24 minutes in three days

    Hope I helped ;)
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