1998 AJHSME Problems/Problem 8

Problem

A child's wading pool contains 200 gallons of water. If water evaporates at the rate of 0.5 gallons per day and no other water is added or removed, how many gallons of water will be in the pool after 30 days?

$\text{(A)}\ 140 \qquad \text{(B)}\ 170 \qquad \text{(C)}\ 185 \qquad \text{(D)}\ 198.5 \qquad \text{(E)}\ 199.85$

Solution

$30$ days multiplied by $0.5$ gallons a day results in $15$ gallons of water loss.

The remaining water is $200-15=185=\boxed{C}$

See also

1998 AJHSME (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
Preceded by
Problem 7
Followed by
Problem 9
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