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A tap can fill a tank in 6 hours. After half the tank is filled, three more similar taps are opened. What is the total time taken to fill the tank completely?

A) 3 hrs 15 min B) 3 hrs 45 min
C) 4 hrs 15 min D) 4 hrs 1

Answer:   B) 3 hrs 45 min



Explanation:

Time taken by one tap to fill half of the tank = 3 hrs.

Part filled by the four taps in 1 hour ={\color{Black} \left ( 4\times \frac{1}{6} \right )=\frac{2}{3}}

Remaining part ={\color{Black} \left ( 1- \frac{1}{2} \right )=\frac{1}{2}}

{\color{Black} \therefore \frac{2}{3}:\frac{1}{2} ::1:x}

{\color{Black} \Rightarrow x=\left ( \frac{1}{2} \times 1\times \frac{3}{2}\right )=\frac{3}{4}}

So, total time taken = 3 hrs. 45 mins.

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A Tank is normally filled in 9 hours but takes four hours longer to fill because of a leak in its bottom. If the tank is full, the leak will empty it in ?

A) 32.5 hrs B) 29.25 hrs
C) 30.30 hrs D) 31 hrs
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 29.25 hrs

Explanation:

Let the leak will empty the tank in x hrs

Then,

1/9 - 1/x = 1/13

x = 29.25 hrs

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A tap can fill a tank in 6 hours. After half the tank is filled three more similar taps are opened. What is the total time taken to fill the tank completely ?

A) 4 hrs 15 min B) 3 hrs 24 min
C) 4 hrs 51 min D) 3 hrs 45 min
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 3 hrs 45 min

Explanation:

Time taken by one tap to fill half of the tank = 3 hrs.

Part filled by the taps in 1 hour = 4 x 1/6 = 2/3

Remaining part = 1 - 1/2 = 1/2

2/3 : 1/2 :: 1 : p

p = 1/2 x 1 x 3/2 = 3/4 hrs. i.e., 45 min

So, total time taken = 3 hrs 45 min.

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A large tanker can be filled by two pipes A and B in 60 and 40 minutes respectively. How many minutes will it take to fill the tanker from empty state if B is used for half the time and A and B fill it together for the other half ?

A) 31 min B) 29 min
C) 28 min D) 30 min
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 30 min

Explanation:

Part filled by (A + B) in 1 minute = (1/60 + 1/40) = 1/24
Suppose the tank is filled in x minutes.
Then, x/2(1/24 + 1/40) = 1
(x/2) x (1/15) = 1 => x = 30 min.

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A tank is filled in eight hours by three pipes K, L and M. Pipe K is twice as fast as pipe L, and L is twice as fast as M. How much time will pipe L alone take to fill the tank ?

A) 32 hrs B) 24 hrs
C) 28 hrs D) 26 hrs
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) 28 hrs

Explanation:

1/K + 1/L + 1/M = 1/8 (Given)
Also given that K = 2L and L = 2M
=> 1/2L + 1/L + 2/L = 1/8
=> (1 + 2 + 4)/2L = 1/8
=> 2L/7 = 8
=> L = 28 hours.

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Two pipes A and B can fill a tank in 15 min and 20 min respectively. Both the pipes are opened together but after 4 min, pipe A is turned off. What is the total time required to fill the tank ?

A) 15 min 20 sec. B) 16 min 40 sec.
C) 13 min 10 sec. D) 14 min 40 sec.
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 14 min 40 sec.

Explanation:

Part filled in 4 minutes = 4(1/15 + 1/20) = 7/15

Remaining part = 1 - 7/15 = 8/15

Part filled by B in 1 minute = 1/20

1/20 : 8/15 :: 1 : k

k = 8/15 x 1 x 20 = 10 2/3 min = 10 min 40 sec.

The tank will be full in (4 min. + 10 min. 40 sec) = 14 min 40 sec.

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