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Beth is filling a small backyard pool with a garden hose. The pool holds gallons of water. After minutes the pool is about one-fourth full.

  1. 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.


  1. 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?