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 Author: AkshdeepS [ 22 Jul 2018, 10:15 ] Post subject: Pipe A can fill a tank in ‘an’ hours. On account of a leak at the bott Pipe A can fill a tank in ‘a’ hours. On account of a leak at the bottom of the tank, it takes thrice as long to fill the tank. How long will the leak at the bottom of the tank take to empty a full tank, when pipe A is kept closed?a) (3a/2)hoursb) (2a/3)hoursc) (4a/3)hoursd) (3a/4)hourse) (3a/5)hours

 Author: Bunuel [ 22 Jul 2018, 10:30 ] Post subject: Re: Pipe A can fill a tank in ‘an’ hours. On account of a leak at the bott AkshdeepS wrote:Pipe A can fill a tank in ‘a’ hours. On account of a leak at the bottom of the tank, it takes thrice as long to fill the tank. How long will the leak at the bottom of the tank take to empty a full tank, when pipe A is kept closed?a) (3/2)hoursb) (2/3)hoursc) (4/3)hoursd) (3/4)hourse) (3/5)hoursSay the leak can empty the tank in x hours.Pipe A can fill a tank in ‘a’ hours.If there is a leak, the tank is filled in 3a hours. So, (the rate of the pipe A) - (the rate of the leak) = (the rate of the filling):1/a - 1/x = 1/(3a);1/x = 1/a - 1/(3a) = 2/(3a);x = 3a/2.Answer: A.

 Author: gracie [ 22 Jul 2018, 12:24 ] Post subject: Pipe A can fill a tank in ‘an’ hours. On account of a leak at the bott AkshdeepS wrote:Pipe A can fill a tank in ‘a’ hours. On account of a leak at the bottom of the tank, it takes thrice as long to fill the tank. How long will the leak at the bottom of the tank take to empty a full tank, when pipe A is kept closed?a) (3a/2)hoursb) (2a/3)hoursc) (4a/3)hoursd) (3a/4)hourse) (3a/5)hoursin 3a hours, tank should have filled 3 times,but it filled only 1 timeso, in 3a hours, tank effectively drained 3-1=2 timestherefore, it will drain 1 time in 3a/2 hours3a/2a

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