# A Machine in a Soft Drink Factory Fills 840 Bottles in Six Hours. How Many Bottles Will It Fill in Five Hours? - Mathematics

A machine in a soft drink factory fills 840 bottles in six hours. How many bottles will it fill in five hours?

#### Solution

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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NCERT Class 8 Maths Textbook
Chapter 13 Direct and Inverse Proportions
Exercise 13.1 | Q 4 | Page 208