Problem of the Week Feb.27, 2017

Solve the following word problem. Write the problem Please show all work and briefly explain how you got your answer. Put a box around final answers.

The state of California has been having a drought. Now it is getting a great deal of rain. A rain gauge measures rainfall amounts. After a two-day period, there were 6 3/4 inches of rain in the rain gauge. The third day, another 2 1/3 inches fell. After two sunny days, there were 4 3/8 inches of rain left in the gauge. How much of the rainwater had evaporated?