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Two pipes can fill a tank in 24 min and 32 min respectively. If both the pipes are opened simultaneously, after how much time B should be closed so that the tank is full in 18 min ?

A. 4 min
B. 6 min
C. 9 min
D. 8 min
E. 12 min

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A worked for 18 mins so amount of work done in 18 mi ns.
1/24(18)=3/4
work left=1-3/4=1/4

complete work is done by B in 32 m ins
so 1/4 work will be done in =1/4*32=8 mins
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jimmy86 wrote:
Two pipes can fill a tank in 24 min and 32 min respectively. If both the pipes are opened simultaneously, after how much time B should be closed so that the tank is fill in 18 min ?

A)4 min
B)6 min
C)9 min
D)8 min
E)12 min

I have the answer with me but need an easier solution. Please help with an explanation.


I think question is incomplete as there is no reference for B.
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The answer that i have is this :

Let B be closed after x minutes Then,
part filled by(A+B) in x min + part filled by A in (18-x) min =1

thus x*(1/24+1/32) + (18-x)*1/24 = 1

7x/96+(18-x)/24 =1

7x+4(18-x)=96

x=8

Hence B is 8 min

But is there a simpler way to do this ????? :?:
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Its from a school math book that i am studying for basics. Why?
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A worked for 18 mins so amount of work done in 18 mi ns.
1/24(18)=3/4
work left=1-3/4=1/4

complete work is done by B in 32 m ins
so 1/4 work will be done in =1/4*32=8 mins


Agree that A worked for last 18 min
But the 1/4th work left was done by A and B both working together.
Thus they work at a combined rate of 7/96.
Thus time would be 1/4*96/7 = 3.4 approx .
Am still confused :shock:
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Two pipes can fill a tank in 24 min and 32 min respectively. If both the pipes are opened simultaneously, after how much time B should be closed so that the tank is full in 18 min ?

A)4 min
B)6 min
C)9 min
D)8 min
E)12 min

I have the answer with me but need an easier solution. Please help with an explanation.



Lets say that you shut down pipe B after x mins. And that pipe A runs for exactly 18mins.

Fraction of tank filled in x mins = (x/24) + (x/32)
The logic being that if a pipe fills a tank in m minutes, running for n minutes (n<m) , it will fill n/m of the tank
The rest of the tank is filled by A alone in 18-x mins
Therefore, (18-x)/24 = 1 - (x/24 + x/32)
3/4 - x/24 = 1 - x/24 - x/32
x/32 = 1/4
x = 8min

Answer is (d)
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jimmy86 wrote:
Two pipes can fill a tank in 24 min and 32 min respectively. If both the pipes are opened simultaneously, after how much time B should be closed so that the tank is full in 18 min ?

A)4 min
B)6 min
C)9 min
D)8 min
E)12 min

I have the answer with me but need an easier solution. Please help with an explanation.



Lets say that you shut down pipe B after x mins. And that pipe A runs for exactly 18mins.

Fraction of tank filled in x mins = (x/24) + (x/32)
The logic being that if a pipe fills a tank in m minutes, running for n minutes (n<m) , it will fill n/m of the tank
The rest of the tank is filled by A alone in 18-x mins
Therefore, (18-x)/24 = 1 - (x/24 + x/32)
3/4 - x/24 = 1 - x/24 - x/32
x/32 = 1/4
x = 8min

Answer is (d)



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jimmy86 wrote:
shrouded1 wrote:
jimmy86 wrote:
Two pipes can fill a tank in 24 min and 32 min respectively. If both the pipes are opened simultaneously, after how much time B should be closed so that the tank is full in 18 min ?

A)4 min
B)6 min
C)9 min
D)8 min
E)12 min

I have the answer with me but need an easier solution. Please help with an explanation.



Lets say that you shut down pipe B after x mins. And that pipe A runs for exactly 18mins.

Fraction of tank filled in x mins = (x/24) + (x/32)
The logic being that if a pipe fills a tank in m minutes, running for n minutes (n<m) , it will fill n/m of the tank
The rest of the tank is filled by A alone in 18-x mins
Therefore, (18-x)/24 = 1 - (x/24 + x/32)
3/4 - x/24 = 1 - x/24 - x/32
x/32 = 1/4
x = 8min

Answer is (d)



Yes i get it .Thanks a LOT!!! :-D
Any idea where i can get more practice and theory on RATE Problems?


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Two pipes can fill a tank in 24 min and 32 min respectively. If both the pipes are opened simultaneously, after how much time B should be closed so that the tank is full in 18 min ?

A)4 min
B)6 min
C)9 min
D)8 min
E)12 min

I have the answer with me but need an easier solution. Please help with an explanation.


When the job is undefined, we can plug in our own number for the job. Let tank = 96.

Rate for A = w/t = 96/24 = 4/min
Rate for B = w/t = 96/32 = 3/min
Combined rate is 4+3 = 7/min

Now let's plug in the answer choices, which represent how long the tanks work together.

Answer choice C:
w = r*t = 7*9 = 63.
Remaining work = 96-63 = 33, which is not divisible by A's rate of 4.
Eliminate C.

Answer choice D:
w = r*t = 7*8 = 56.
Remaining work = 96-56 = 40.
For A alone, t = w/r = 40/4 = 10.
Total time = 8+10 = 18. Success!

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Two pipes can fill a tank in 24 min and 32 min respectively. If both the pipes are opened simultaneously, after how much time B should be closed so that the tank is full in 18 min ?

A. 4 min
B. 6 min
C. 9 min
D. 8 min
E. 12 min


Pipe A will run for 18 minutes

Sp pipe A will do = 18/24 = 3/4 portion of the work

left work is 1/ 4

Just assume that what will be 1/4 if multiplied with 1/32 (B's rate )

Only 8 will make it 1/4

So after 8 minutes B should be stopped

Answer : D
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18/24+(18-x)/32=1
x=10 minutes
18-10=8 minutes
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Two pipes can fill a tank in 24 min and 32 min respectively. If both the pipes are opened simultaneously, after how much time B should be closed so that the tank is full in 18 min ?

A. 4 min
B. 6 min
C. 9 min
D. 8 min
E. 12 min


good question..this is how I solved..
1 pipe in 8 minutes fills 1/3 of the tank
2 pipe in 8 minutes fills 1/4 of the tank
after 8 minutes, we'll have 7/12 of the tank.
suppose we stop the second pipe.
after another 8 minutes, the tank fills 1/3, or 4/12. total, we have 11/12 of the tank after 16 minutes.

we know that tank 1 fills 4/12 in 8 minutes, then 2/12 in 4 minutes, and 1/12 in 2 minutes.
we can thus see, that we need to stop the second pipe after 8 minutes. then 1 alone in 10 minutes will fill the tank.
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Two pipes can fill a tank in 24 min and 32 min respectively. If both the pipes are opened simultaneously, after how much time B should be closed so that the tank is full in 18 min ?

A. 4 min
B. 6 min
C. 9 min
D. 8 min
E. 12 min


Time taken by A - 24mins
Rate A - 1/24

Time taken by B - 32mins
Rate B - 1/32

Work time equation

18/24 +(18-X)/32 = 1

Solving X = 10

Thus, B can be closed after (18-x)=8mins
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Two pipes can fill a tank in 24 min and 32 min respectively. If both the pipes are opened simultaneously, after how much time B should be closed so that the tank is full in 18 min ?

A. 4 min
B. 6 min
C. 9 min
D. 8 min
E. 12 min


Assume total unit = 96
Pipe A does 96/24=4 units
Pipe B does 96/32=3 units
Total effort =7 units
Let required time be x
Work done by (A+B)= 7x
Work done by only A after pipe B is closed = 4(18-x)
Hence, \(7x + 4(18-x)=96\)
x=8
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