TRUCK PROBLEM

by Raj
(Toronto, Canada)



Raj's father went on a short trip in his truck. The 60 litre gas tank was full when he started the trip.


He used about 4/5's of the gasoline during the trip. How many litres did he have left in his tank

Solution:
The fraction that is left is 5/5 - 4/5 = 1/5

And 1/5 of 60 = 1/5 times 60 = 60/5 = 12

Therefore, Raj has 12 liters of gas left in his tank

Comments for TRUCK PROBLEM

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Aug 14, 2012
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
addition :)
by: Anonymous

john walked 1/2 of a mile yesterday and 3/4 of a mile today . how many miles has john walked?

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Basic math word problem.







Recent Articles

  1. Bessy and Bob algebra word problem

    Jul 28, 17 02:38 PM

    Bessy has 6 times as much money as Bob, but when each earn $6. Bessy will have 3 times as much money as Bob. How much does each have before and after

    Read More

New math lessons

Your email is safe with us. We will only use it to inform you about new math lessons.

            Follow me on Pinterest


Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape








Recent Lessons

  1. Bessy and Bob algebra word problem

    Jul 28, 17 02:38 PM

    Bessy has 6 times as much money as Bob, but when each earn $6. Bessy will have 3 times as much money as Bob. How much does each have before and after

    Read More