You find your watch gains 2 minutes in 6 hours. How much will it gain in three days
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You find your watch gains 2 minutes in 6 hours. How much will it gain in three days
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1. User Answers sydc98sydc98
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. 
2. User Answers Steel42
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 ;)