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A remote rural settlement receives a drum that contains $600l$ of water for 36 people in the settlement to share. If the water is shared equally, how many litres of water will each person receive?
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$16.667$ litres


The total volumeof water available is $600ml$ and there are $36$ people,so:

let $v$ be the amount of water each person gets.

\[36\times v  =600\]

Dividing both sides by 36 gives the amount per person in litres.

\[v = \dfrac{600}{36} = 16.667 \]

by Diamond (62,244 points)

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