# The volume of the aquarium is 60 dm3 (cubic) find the volume of the occupied water

January 28, 2021 | education

| **The volume of the aquarium is 60 dm3 (cubic) find the volume of the occupied water if it is known that it is three-fifths (3) of the volume of the aquarium (5).**

The volume of the aquarium is 60 dm’3.

The volume of water is 3/5 of the volume of the aquarium.

This means that the entire volume of the aquarium is 5 parts. Water takes 3 parts. We find the volume of water that the aquarium occupies.

60 dm’3 – 5 parts.

X dm’3 – 3 parts.

Find the unknown value of x.

X = 60 * 3: 5 = 36 dm’3.

This means that water occupies a volume of 36 dm’3.

Answer: the volume of water is 36 dm’3.

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