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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)hours b) (2a/3)hours c) (4a/3)hours d) (3a/4)hours e) (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)hours b) (2/3)hours c) (4/3)hours d) (3/4)hours e) (3/5)hours Say 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)hours b) (2a/3)hours c) (4a/3)hours d) (3a/4)hours e) (3a/5)hours in 3a hours, tank should have filled 3 times, but it filled only 1 time so, in 3a hours, tank effectively drained 31=2 times therefore, it will drain 1 time in 3a/2 hours 3a/2 a 
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