## Jan has a kids pool that holds 20 gallons of water. It drains as a constant rate. When Jan first saw the kids pool, it contained 14 gallons.

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Jan has a kids pool that holds 20 gallons of water. It drains as a constant rate. When Jan first saw the kids pool, it contained 14 gallons. Six minutes later, the pool contained 10 gallons of water. At what rate is the amount of water in the pool changing? Use a signed number, and include the unit of measurement in your answer.

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Answer:-2/3 gal per minute

Step-by-step explanation:The pool drained 4 gallons in 6 minutes.

How many gallons per minute?

minutes: 6 min/6 = 1

gallons: 4 gal/6 = 2/3

-2/3 gal per minute (negative because the pool is draining)