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# GMATprep water pumps ratio

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Two water pomps, working simultaneously at their respective constant rates, took exactly four hours to fill a certain swimming pool. If the constant rate of one pomp is 1.5 times that of the other, how many hours will it take to the fastest pomp alone to fill the pool?

A)5
B)16/3
C)11/2
D)6
E)20/3

OA later expln
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16 Jul 2007, 15:06
Fistail wrote:
E.

= 4 (1.5/2.5)
= 20/3

you are right i did it another way and your calculation seem more simple.
can you explain it
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16 Jul 2007, 15:47
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boubi wrote:
Two water pomps, working simultaneously at their respective constant rates, took exactly four hours to fill a certain swimming pool. If the constant rate of one pomp is 1.5 times that of the other, how many hours will it take to the fastest pomp alone to fill the pool?

A)5
B)16/3
C)11/2
D)6
E)20/3

OA later expln

3r/2+2/2 = 5r/2 = combined rate

5r/2(4) = 10r = pool capicity

3r/2 (t) = 10r ==> t = 20r/3
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