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There is an empty reservoir whose capacity is 30 litres. There is an inlet pipe which fills at 5 L/min and there is an outlet pipe which empties at 4 L/min. Both the pipes function alternately for 1 minute. Assuming that the inlet pipe is the first one to function, how much time will it take for the reservoir to be filled up to its capacity?

A) 49.5 min B) 50 min
C) 51 min D) 52 min

Answer:   C) 51 min



Explanation:

The work to be done = Capacity of reservoir  = 30 litres.

 1st Minute ---> inlet pipe opened ---> 5 lit filled

 2nd minute ---> inlet pipe closed; outlet pipe opened ---> 4 lit emptied

 

In 2 minutes (5 litres - 4 litres = 1lit) is filled into the reservoir.

It takes 2 minutes to fill 1lit ---> it takes 50 minutes to fill 25 litres into the reservoir.  

 

In the 51st minute inlet pipe is opened and the reservoir is filled.

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The capacity of a tank is 2400 m3.  A pump can be used both for filling and emptying the tank.  The emptying capacity of the pump is 10 m3/minute higher than its filling capacity. And also, the pump needs 8 minutes less to empty the tank than to fill it. Find the filling capacity of the pump. 

A) 46 cub.m/min B) 44 cub.m/min
C) 48 cub.m/min D) 50 cub.m/min
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 50 cub.m/min

Explanation:

Let filling capacity of the pump be 'F' m3/min

Then, the filling capacity of the pump will be (F + 10) m3/min

From the given data,

2400F - 2400F+10= 8 2400 F+10-FF(F+10) =8 F2 + 10F - 3000 = 0 F = 50 m3/min

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A water tank in a village is normally filled in 8 hours but takes 2 hours longer to fill because of a leak in its bottom. If the tank is full, in how many hrs will the leak empty it ? 

A) 34 hrs B) 36 hrs
C) 38 hrs D) 40 hrs
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 40 hrs

Explanation:

The time taken by the leak to empty the tank = 18 - 110 = 5 - 440 = 140

Therefore, the leak empties the tank in 40 hours.

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Two pipes A and B can fill a tank in 16 hrs and 12 hrs respectively. The capacity of the tank is 240 liters. Both the pipes are opened simultaneously and closed after 2 hrs. How much more water need to fill the tank?

A) 70 lit B) 170 lit
C) 90 lit D) 190 lit
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 170 lit

Explanation:

Given A alone can fill the tank of capacity 240 lit in 16 hrs.

=> A can fill in 1 hr = 240/16 = 15 lit

=> B alone can fill the tank of capacity 240 lit in 12 hrs.

=> B can fill in 1 hr = 240/12 = 20 lit

Now, (A + B) in 1 hr = 15 + 20 = 35 lit

But they are opened for 2 hrs

=> 2 x 35 = 70 lit rae filled

Remaining water to be filled in tank of 240 lit = 240 - 70 = 170 lit.

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A and B can fill the tank in 60 min and 90 min. There is a leak at 3/4th of the height. If leak is opened alone, it takes 36 min to empty till 3/4th the height. Find the time taken to fill the tank if all of the taps and the leak are opened simultaneously.

A) 39 B) 27
C) 37 D) 33
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 39

Explanation:
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Water flows into a tank which is 200 m long and 150 m wide, through a pipe of cross-section (0.3m x 0.2m) at 20 km/h. In what time will the water level be 12m  ?

A) 200 hrs B) 240 hrs
C) 300 hrs D) 270 hrs
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) 300 hrs

Explanation:

Volume of water collected in the tank in 1 hour

⇒ (0.3 × 0.2 × 20km × 1000mts) = 1200 m cubic

If after t hours, the water is at height of 12m,

1200t=200×150×12 

⇒ t = 300 Hours.

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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) * (1/15) = 1 => x = 30 min.

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