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6-135.

Beth is filling a small backyard pool with a garden hose. The pool holds

Assuming that the water is flowing at a constant rate, about how much water is going into the pool each minute?

First find how many gallons one-fourth of the pool is to find how much has been filled within

minutes. One-fourth of

gallons is gallons. Within minutes, gallons of water have entered the pool. To find the rate per minute, divide the amount by the time.

gallons/minute

About how long will it take to fill the pool?

If one-fourth of the pool is filled in

minutes, how long would it take for four-fourths (one whole) of the pool to be filled?