## An oil well produces 172 gallons of oil everyday. A standard oil barrel holds 42 gallons of oil. About how many barrels of oil will the well

Question

An oil well produces 172 gallons of oil everyday. A standard oil barrel holds 42 gallons of oil. About how many barrels of oil will the well produce in one day? Explain your thinking.

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1. So a well produced 172 gallons and each barrel can hold 42 so 172/42 =4.09 so it would fill 4 full barrels with a bit of excess

2. 4.09 barrels of oil will be produced per day.

• Total amount of gallons produced per day = 172
• Total amount a standard oil barrel holds = 42

## Further Explanation

To determine the amount of barrels of oil the well will produce in a day, total amount of gallons produced per day (172) will be divided by total amount a standard oil barrel holds (42)

Therefore,

=

= 4.09

Hence, the well will produce 4.09 (or about 5) barrels of oil in one day.

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