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An outlet pipe empties a tank which is full in 10 hours. If the inlet pipe is kept open, which lets water in at the rate of 8 litres/min then outlet pipe would take 6 hours longer. Find the capacity of the tank. A. 8600 litres B. 200 litres C. 12800 litres D. 11200 litres E. 13200 litres
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Hi, Time to empty the tank with outlet pipe open = 10 hrs Time when both inlet and outlet is open =10+6 = 16 So time went up by 60% or is 8/5 of original time. So outflow of water is down by 5/8 Let rate of outlet pipe = x So new flow is 5/8 of original flow 5x/8 = x  8 solve this x = 64/3 So volume = 64/3*10*60 = 12800 L
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Rate at which the outlet pipe pumps out water: x Ltr in 10 hours: (x/600) Ltr/min Rate at which the inlet pipe pumps in water: 8 Ltr/min
Rate at which the tank will be emptied when both inlet and outlet pipe are openend: x Ltr in 16 hours: (x/960) Ltr/min
Outlet rate  Inlet rate = Net outlet rate (x/600)  8 = (x/960)
Solving the equation gives x=12800L. Hence C.



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outlet pipe worked for extra 6hrs, so it emptied \(\frac{6}{10}\) tank extra. this \(\frac{3}{5}\) tank must be filled by inlet pipe. total liters filled by inlet pipe in 10+6hrs = 8*60*16 liters
let capacity of tank = \(x\) \(\frac{3*x}{5} = 8*60*16\) \(x = \frac{5*8*60*16}{3}\)
\(x = 12800\)
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I solved it in a different way. rate of water flow in outlet pipe = \(1/10\) rate of water flow in inlet pipe = \(1/x\) 1/10  1/x = 1/(10+6) 1/x =\(6/160\) Therefore, in 1 hr 6/160th of the capacity of the tank is let in = 8*60 =480 litres therefore the complete capacity = \(480\) * \(160 /6\) = 12800
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Let the tank's capacity be 'x' liters Outlet's rate: x/10 l/h Inlet's rate: 8 l/min= 480 l/h Outlet takes 16 hours to empty the full tank when inlet is on. In 16 hours; inlet would have filled: 16*480 = 7680 liters of water Thus, Outlet pipe empties a total volume of "x+7680" at a rate of x/10 l/h in 16 hours. R * t = W (x/10) * 16 = x+7680 16x = 10x+76800 6x=76800 x=76800/6=12800 litres Ans: "3"
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vigneshpandi wrote: I have one more question from Pipes.
An outlet pipe empties a tank which is full in 10 hours. If the inlet pipe is kept open, which lets water in at the rate of 8 litres/min then outlet pipe would take 6 hours longer. Find the capacity of the tank.
1)8600 litres 2) 200 litres 3) 12800 litres 4) 11200 litres 5)13200 litres There are various ways of approaching this problem. Given below is my take. Whatever water the inlet pipe pumpsin in 16 hrs, outlet pipe pumps out in 6 hrs (since it takes 6 hrs longer when inlet pipe is open for 16 hrs) If output pipe were to pump out the water in 10 hrs, inlet pump needed to pump in for 16*10/6 = 80/3 hrs In 80/3 hrs, inlet pipe would pump in 8*60*80/3 = 12800 lts of water (since inlet pipe pumps in at the rate of 8 liters/min or 8*60 liters/hr) Answer (C)
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v/10  outlet rate Inlet rate = 480L/hr v/10  480 = v/16 v( 85)/80 = 480 => v = 480 * 80/3 = 16 * 8 * 100 So the answer is C.
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vigneshpandi wrote: An outlet pipe empties a tank which is full in 10 hours. If the inlet pipe is kept open, which lets water in at the rate of 8 litres/min then outlet pipe would take 6 hours longer. Find the capacity of the tank.
A. 8600 litres B. 200 litres C. 12800 litres D. 11200 litres E. 13200 litres If it empties the tank in 10 hours it does 1/10 per hour Now with the inlet pipe open it will take 16 hours, hence in one hour it does 1/16 So the difference is 1/10  1/16 = 3/80 work done per hour Now, we are told that the inlet pipe lets water in at the rate of 8 litres/min or 480 litres per hour Hence 3/80x = 480 x = 12800 Hence answer is C Hope it helps Cheers! J



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Let the capacity = C Total vol of water came out of outlet valve in 16hrs = Initial Vol (i.e. C) + Water added through inlet valve (8 l/min) in 16hrs. C/10 X 16 = C + 480X16 C = 12800
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Let the capacity of the tank = x Time ...................... Rate .......................... Capacity10 ........................... \(\frac{x}{10}\) ............................ x (This is for outgoing water to empty the tank) Inlet pipe rate = 8 lts/min = 480 Lts/hr \(\frac{x}{480}\) .......................... 480 ........................... x (Time required for Inlet pipe is x/480) Total water going out of pipe = Water in tank + Water from inlet pipe \(\frac{x}{10} (10+6) = x + 480 * (10+6)\) x = 12800 Answer = C
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so basically, the pipe needs 6 hours to remove the additional water. the total additional water is 8l/min * 60 = 480 liters/hour. 16 hours = 480x16.
now, this will be removed in 6 hours..this can only mean that 480x16=6/10 of the total capacity of the tank. total capacity of the tank = 480x16x10/6 = 12,800 liters was thinking of backsolving...but it would have taken much more time..



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vigneshpandi wrote: An outlet pipe empties a tank which is full in 10 hours. If the inlet pipe is kept open, which lets water in at the rate of 8 litres/min then outlet pipe would take 6 hours longer. Find the capacity of the tank.
A. 8600 litres B. 200 litres C. 12800 litres D. 11200 litres E. 13200 litres Supposing that the inlet pipe takes x hours to fill the empty tank, then (1/10)  (1/x) = 1/16 Solving we get x = 80/3 hours. Therefore, the capacity of the tank is 80/3 * 60* 8 = 12800 liters.



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An outlet pipe empties a tank which is full in 10 hours. If the inlet pipe is kept open, which lets water in at the rate of 8 litres/min then outlet pipe would take 6 hours longer. Find the capacity of the tank.
A. 8600 litres B. 200 litres C. 12800 litres D. 11200 litres E. 13200 litres
let c=tank's capacity if outlet pipe empties 1 tank in 10 hours, then it will empty 1.6 tanks in 16 hours thus, inlet pipe must fill .6 tank in 16 hours .6*c=16*60*8 litres c=12800 litres C
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vigneshpandi wrote: An outlet pipe empties a tank which is full in 10 hours. If the inlet pipe is kept open, which lets water in at the rate of 8 litres/min then outlet pipe would take 6 hours longer. Find the capacity of the tank.
A. 8600 litres B. 200 litres C. 12800 litres D. 11200 litres E. 13200 litres We can let the capacity of the tank = x liters. Since it takes 10 hours for the pipe to empty the tank, the rate of the outlet pump is x/10 litres/hour. The rate of the inlet pipe is 8 litres/min, or 8 x 60 = 480 litres/hour. However, if the inlet pipe were left open, then it would take 16 hours to empty the tank. Using the work formula, work = rate x time, we see that the work of the outlet pipe is (x/10)(16) = 16x/10 = 8x/5 and the work of the inlet pipe is (480)(16) = 7680. We see that there are two actions working against each other: the inlet pipe is letting water in, but the outlet pipe is letting water out. The net amount of work done (emptying the tank of x litres of water) is the difference in these two actions. We can create the following equation to determine x: 8x/5  7680 = x Multiplying the entire equation by 5, we have: 8x  38,400 = 5x 3x = 38,400 x = 12,800 Answer: C
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