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A tap can fill a tank in 6 hours. After half the tank is filled then 3 more similar taps are opened. What will be total time taken to fill the tank completely.
 2 hours 30 mins
 2 hours 45 mins
 3 hours 30 mins
 3 hours 45 mins
Answer: Option D
Explanation:
Half tank will be filled in 3 hours
Lets calculate remaining half,
Part filled by the four taps in 1 hour = 4*(1/6) = 2/3
Remaining part after 1/2 filled = 11/2 = 1/2
\begin{aligned}
\frac{2}{3}:\frac{1}{2}::1:X \\
=> X = \left( \frac{1}{2}*1*{3}{2} \right) \\
=> X = \frac{3}{4} hrs = 45 \text{ mins} \\
\end{aligned}
Total time = 3 hours + 45 mins = 3 hours 45 mins
1. A tank is filled by three pipes with uniform flow. The first two pipes operating simultaneously fill the tank in the same time during which the tank is filled by the third pipe alone. The second pipe fills the tank 5 hours faster than the first pipe and 4 hours slower than the third pipe. Find the time required by the first pipe to fill the tank ?
 10 hours
 15 hours
 17 hours
 18 hours
Answer: Option B
Explanation:
Suppose, first pipe alone takes x hours to fill the tank .
Then, second and third pipes will take (x 5) and (x  9) hours respectively to fill the tank.
As per question, we get
\begin{aligned}
\frac{1}{x} + \frac{1}{x5} = \frac{1}{x9} \\
=> \frac{x5+x}{x(x5)} = \frac{1}{x9}\\
=> (2x  5)(x  9) = x(x  5)\\
=> x^2  18x + 45 = 0
\end{aligned}
After solving this euation, we get
(x15)(x+3) = 0,
As value can not be negative, so x = 15
2. A tank can be filled by two pipes A and B in 60 minutes and 40 minutes respectively. How many minutes will it take to fill the tank from empty state if B is used for the first half time and then A and B fill it together for the other half.
 15 mins
 20 mins
 25 mins
 30 mins
Answer: Option D
Explanation:
Let the total time be x mins.
Part filled in first half means in x/2 = 1/40
Part filled in second half means in x/2 = \begin{aligned}
\frac{1}{60}+\frac{1}{40} \\
= \frac{1}{24} \\
\text{ Total = } \\
\frac{x}{2}*\frac{1}{40} + \frac{x}{2}*\frac{1}{24} = 1 \\
=> \frac{x}{2} \left(\frac{1}{40}+\frac{1}{24} \right) = 1 \\
=> \frac{x}{2}*\frac{1}{15} = 1 \\
=> x = 30 mins
\end{aligned}
3. 12 buckets of water fill a tank when the capacity of each tank is 13.5 litres. How many buckets will be needed to fill the same tank, if the capacity of each bucket is 9 litres?
 15 bukets
 17 bukets
 18 bukets
 19 bukets
Answer: Option C
Explanation:
Capacity of the tank = (12*13.5) litres
= 162 litres
Capacity of each bucket = 9 litres.
So we can get answer by dividing total capacity of tank by total capacity of bucket.
Number of buckets needed = (162/9) = 18 buckets
4. Taps A and B can fill a bucket in 12 minutes and 15 minutes respectively. If both are opened and A is closed after 3 minutes, how much further time would it take for B to fill the bucket?
 8 min 15 sec
 7 min 15 sec
 6 min 15 sec
 5 min 15 sec
Answer: Option A
Explanation:
Part filled in 3 minutes =
\begin{aligned}
3*\left(\frac{1}{12} + \frac{1}{15}\right) \\
= 3*\frac{9}{60} = \frac{9}{20}\\
\text{Remaining part }= 1\frac{9}{20} \\
= \frac{11}{20} \\
=> \frac{1}{15}:\frac{11}{20}=1:X \\
=> X = \frac{11}{20}*\frac{15}{1} \\
=> X = 8.25 mins
\end{aligned}
So it will take further 8 mins 15 seconds to fill the bucket.
5. Two pipes A and B can fill a tank in 6 hours and 4 hours respectively. If they are opened on alternate hours and if pipe A is opened first, in how many hours, the tank shall be full ?
 3 hours
 5 hours
 7 hours
 10 hours
Answer: Option B
Explanation:
(A+B)'s 2 hour's work when opened =
\begin{aligned}
\frac{1}{6}+\frac{1}{4} = \frac{5}{12} \\
(A+B)'s \text{ 4 hour's work} = \frac{5}{12}*2 \\
= \frac{5}{6}
\text{Remaining work = } 1\frac{5}{6} \\
= \frac{1}{6} \\
\text{Now, its A turn in 5 th hour} \\
\frac{1}{6} \text{ work will be done by A in 1 hour}\\
\text{Total time = }4+1 = 5 hours
\end{aligned}
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