2020 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 5
Problem 5
Three fourths of a pitcher is filled with pineapple juice. The pitcher is emptied by pouring an equal amount of juice into each of cups. What percent of the total capacity of the pitcher did each cup receive?
Solution
To equally distribute to cups, we will simply divide by Simplifying, we get: Converting that into a percent, we get an answer of
Solution 2
Assume that the pitcher has a total capacity of ounces. Since the pitcher is filled three fourths with pineapple juice, it follows that it contains ounces of pineapple juice. The pineapple juice is then divided equally into 5 cups, which means that each cup will contain ounces of pineapple juice. Since the total capacity of the pitcher was ounces, it follows that each cup received of the total capacity of the pitcher .
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Solution 3
Notice that each cup receives Notice that each cup receives of the entire pitcher which is percent.
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Solution 4
In the problem, it states that the pitcher is , or full. So, we can just divide this by to get , which means that the answer is ~aaja3427 .
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See also
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