Bucket of clay

Tina and Bill share a 12-ounce bucket of clay. By the end of the week, Tina has used 1/6 of the bucket, and Bill has used 2/3 of the bucket of clay. How many ounces are left in the bucket?

Correct answer:

x =  2 oz

Step-by-step explanation:

k=11623=160.1667 M=12 oz  x=M k=12 0.1667=2 oz



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similar Question: Alex and Glen share a 24-ounce bucket of clay. By the end of the week, Alex has used  3/8 of the bucket, and Glen has used 1/4  of the bucket of clay. How many ounces are left in the bucket?

A: 24*(1-1/4-3/8) = 8 oz

Another Q2:Leah and Lane share a 16-ounce bucket of clay. By the end of the week, Leah has used 5/8 of the bucket, and Lane has used 1/4  of the bucket of clay. How many ounces are left in the bucket?
A2: 16*(1-5/8-1/4) = 2 oz

Q3: Abby and Lane share a 18-ounce bucket of clay. By the end of the week, Abby has used 1/6  of the bucket, and Lane has used
2/3  of the bucket of clay. How many ounces are left in the bucket?
A3: 18*(1-1/6-2/3) = 3 oz

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