A machine in a soft drink factory fills 840 bottles in six hours. How many bottles will it fill in five hours?
Let the number of bottles filled by the machine in five hours be x.
The given information in the form of a table is as follows.
|Number of bottles||840||x|
|Time taken (in hours)||6||5|
The number of bottles and the time taken to fill these bottles are in direct proportion. Therefore, we obtain
`840/6 = x/5`
x = `(840 xx 5)/6 = 700`
Thus, 700 bottles will be filled in 5 hours.
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