Party Punch

Question

1 cup (c) = 8 fluid ounces (fl oz)
1 pint (pt) = 2 cups (c)
1 pint (pt) = 16 fluid ounces (fl oz)
1 quart (qt) = 2 pints (pt)
1 gallon (gal) = 4 quarts (qt)

Before the performance of the class play began, the sixth-graders filled big bowls with punch to serve during the intermissions.

They served 34 cups during the first intermission, so they made more by adding:

2 quarts of orange juice
2 quarts of ginger ale
2 12-ounce cans of fruit juice concentrate
6 12-ounce cans of water
4 ounces of pineapple juice

During the second intermission they served 7 quarts of punch they had poured into pitchers. They also served 18 cups of punch and 25 small glasses of punch, each equal to a half cup.

They ended up with 2 gallons of punch at the end of the performance.

How many gallons of punch were in the bowls at the beginning of the performance?



Houghton Mifflin Math Grade 6