# SOLUTION: Mary had a beaker filled with water. She gave 1/2 to Jim and used 1/2 for herself. She had 225 ml left. How much was originally in the beaker?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Mixture Word Problems Question 18425: Mary had a beaker filled with water. She gave 1/2 to Jim and used 1/2 for herself. She had 225 ml left. How much was originally in the beaker?Answer by MelanieBCC(40)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! divide both sides by 1/2 becomes applying the inverse property of fractions, this becomes which simplifies to giving the solution