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# There are two water tanks A and B. Tank A originally contains 100 lite

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There are two water tanks $$A$$ and $$B$$. Tank $$A$$ originally contains $$100$$ liters of water and Tank $$B$$ originally contains $$20$$ liters of water. $$5$$ liters of water is poured out of tank $$A$$ every minute and, at the same time, $$3$$ liters of water is poured into tank $$B$$ every minute. How long will it take for the tanks to contain the same volume of water?

$$A. 10 min$$

$$B. 12 min$$

$$C. 15 min$$

$$D. 20 min$$

$$E. 22 min$$

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"Only $79 for 1 month Online Course" "Free Resources-30 day online access & Diagnostic Test" "Unlimited Access to over 120 free video lessons - try it yourself" DS Forum Moderator Joined: 19 Oct 2018 Posts: 1826 Location: India There are two water tanks A and B. Tank A originally contains 100 lite [#permalink] ### Show Tags 08 Aug 2019, 00:29 1 Difference in the volume of water of tank A and tank B= 100-20=80 Relative increase in the volume of B per minute with respect to A= 3+5=8 Time taken for the tanks to contain the same volume of water= 80/8=10 min MathRevolution wrote: [GMAT math practice question] There are two water tanks $$A$$ and $$B$$. Tank $$A$$ originally contains $$100$$ liters of water and Tank $$B$$ originally contains $$20$$ liters of water. $$5$$ liters of water is poured out of tank $$A$$ every minute and, at the same time, $$3$$ liters of water is poured into tank $$B$$ every minute. How long will it take for the tanks to contain the same volume of water? $$A. 10 min$$ $$B. 12 min$$ $$C. 15 min$$ $$D. 20 min$$ $$E. 22 min$$ Manager Joined: 20 Apr 2019 Posts: 112 There are two water tanks A and B. Tank A originally contains 100 lite [#permalink] ### Show Tags 08 Aug 2019, 00:36 MathRevolution wrote: [GMAT math practice question] There are two water tanks $$A$$ and $$B$$. Tank $$A$$ originally contains $$100$$ liters of water and Tank $$B$$ originally contains $$20$$ liters of water. $$5$$ liters of water is poured out of tank $$A$$ every minute and, at the same time, $$3$$ liters of water is poured into tank $$B$$ every minute. How long will it take for the tanks to contain the same volume of water? $$A. 10 min$$ $$B. 12 min$$ $$C. 15 min$$ $$D. 20 min$$ $$E. 22 min$$ A 100l -5l/min B 20l +3l/min 100-(5/t) = 20+(3/t) t = 10min Math Revolution GMAT Instructor Joined: 16 Aug 2015 Posts: 8987 GMAT 1: 760 Q51 V42 GPA: 3.82 Re: There are two water tanks A and B. Tank A originally contains 100 lite [#permalink] ### Show Tags 12 Aug 2019, 00:06 => The amount of water in the tank $$A$$ after m minutes is $$100 – 5m$$ and the amount of water in the tank $$B$$ after m minutes is $$20 + 3m.$$ Equating these volumes yields $$100 – 5m = 20 + 3m,$$ or $$8m = 80.$$ Thus, $$m = 10.$$ Therefore, A is the answer. Answer: A _________________ MathRevolution: Finish GMAT Quant Section with 10 minutes to spare The one-and-only World’s First Variable Approach for DS and IVY Approach for PS with ease, speed and accuracy. "Only$79 for 1 month Online Course"
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