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Competition Mode Question A 4000 liter tank, halffull of water is being filled from a pipe with a flow rate of 1 kiloliter every 2 minutes. At the same time, the tank is losing water from two drains at a rate of 1 kiloliter every 4 minutes and every 6 minutes. How many minutes does it take to fill the tank completely? A. 8 B. 12 C. 18 D. 24 E. 48
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Quote: A 4000 liter tank, halffull of water is being filled from a pipe with a flow rate of 1 kiloliter every 2 minutes. At the same time, the tank is losing water from two drains at a rate of 1 kiloliter every 4 minutes and every 6 minutes. How many minutes does it take to fill the tank completely?
A. 8 B. 12 C. 18 D. 24 E. 48 Filling 1 kl  2 minutes => 1/2 kl  1 minute 4000 liter tank is half full....so 2000 liters to fill => 1000 liters every minute is filled up Losing 1 kl  4 minutes and 6 minutes from 2 drains=> From drain 1 1000/4 liters = 250 liters per minute lost/minute, and from drain 2 1000/6 liters lost/minute. => Total gain = (2501000/6) = 500/6 liters per minute. 2000 liters ÷ 500/6 liters/minute = 24 minutes  OPTION D
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A 4000 liter tank, halffull of water is being filled from a pipe with a flow rate of 1 kiloliter every 2 minutes. At the same time, the tank is losing water from two drains at a rate of 1 kiloliter every 4 minutes and every 6 minutes. How many minutes does it take to fill the tank completely? A. 8 B. 12 C. 18 D. 24 E. 48 Rate of filling = 1/2  1/4  1/6 = 1/12 kl/min Amount of water left to be filled = 4000/2 = 2000 l = 2kl Hence time taken to fill the remaining half filled tank = \(2/\frac{1}{12}\) min = 24 min Answer (D).
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Rate of tap= 1000/2=500/min Rate of drain 1=1000/4=250 Rate drain 2 = 1000/6 =500/3 Effective rate of filling = 500250500/3 = 250/3 So if in 1 min 250/3 liters is added, Then how many minutes, t, would it take to add 2000 liters t = 2000/(250/3) = 2000*3/250 = 24 minutes.
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A 4000 liter tank, halffull of water is being filled from a pipe with a flow rate of 1 kiloliter every 2 minutes. At the same time, the tank is losing water from two drains at a rate of 1 kiloliter every 4 minutes and every 6 minutes. How many minutes does it take to fill the tank completely?
A. 8 B. 12 C. 18 D. 24 E. 48
so we need 2000l to be filled.....in x minutes
going through options by solving (1000/2 1000/4  1000/6)x = 2000 => x = 24
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The answer is 24 minutes. Let's say there is a pipe A and 2 drains B and C. A fills the tank at the rate 1/2 KL/min, B drains the tank at the rate of 1/4 KL/min and C drains the tank at the rate of 1/6 KL/min. So, the tank is filled at the rate of 1/21/41/6 = 1/12 KL/min. Therefore, 1KL is filled in 12 mins. The tank is 4000L and half full, so 2KL is filled in 24 mins. Kudos if you like the explanation.
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A 4000 liter tank, halffull of water is being filled from a pipe with a flow rate of 1 kiloliter every 2 minutes. At the same time, the tank is losing water from two drains at a rate of 1 kiloliter every 4 minutes and every 6 minutes. How many minutes does it take to fill the tank completely? We have to fill half tank i.e. 2000 ltr Lets take LCM of 2, 4, and 6 = 12
So we can say that Pipe 1: fills tank 6 kiloliter in 12 min Pipe 2: empties 3 kiloliter in 12 min Pipe 3: empties 2 kiloliter in 12 min
In 12 min the tank fills 1 kiloliter
Therefore to fill 2000 liter it will take 24 min.Answer: D
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24 Sep 2019, 00:02
4000 L tank  2000 L tank needs to be filled. 2000L = 2Kl inflow speedoutflow speed=speed with which tank is filled 1/21/41/6=1/12
1 min<1/12Kl 12 mins< 1 kl 24mins< 2 Kl



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24 Sep 2019, 03:54
net flow rate; 1/21/41/6 ; 1/12 so for 2000 ltrs time taken ; 2000/1000*12 ; 24 mins IMO D
A 4000 liter tank, halffull of water is being filled from a pipe with a flow rate of 1 kiloliter every 2 minutes. At the same time, the tank is losing water from two drains at a rate of 1 kiloliter every 4 minutes and every 6 minutes. How many minutes does it take to fill the tank completely?
A. 8 B. 12 C. 18 D. 24 E. 48



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Quote: A 4000 liter tank, halffull of water is being filled from a pipe with a flow rate of 1 kiloliter every 2 minutes. At the same time, the tank is losing water from two drains at a rate of 1 kiloliter every 4 minutes and every 6 minutes. How many minutes does it take to fill the tank completely?
A. 8 B. 12 C. 18 D. 24 E. 48 capacity: \(4000L = 4KL\) time to fill: \(\frac{4}{1/2(1/4+1/6)}=\frac{4}{1/2(5/12)}=\frac{4}{1/12}=48\) Answer (E)



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24 Sep 2019, 04:39
D: 24
Rate of loosing = 1/4 + 1/6 => 5/12KL/M Rate of filling = 1/2 KL/M
2= 1/2*t(5/12)*t t=24




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