Kay H. answered • 03/19/19

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Think about it this way: if the glass was 10 ounces, and the pitcher was 100% larger than the glass, would the pitcher be 10 ounces? No. It would be 20 ounces. So 200% larger than the glass means the glass PLUS 200%. We are conditioned to think 200% OF the glass, which would be what you did, but 200% larger than the glass means we have to add in the volume of the glass. So I think it should be 3x=x +16 so x=8, 20% is 1.6ounces. Good luck.