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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 cistern can be filled in 9 hours but due to a leak at its bottom it takes 10 hours. If the cistern is full, then the time that the leak will take to make it empty will be ?
 20 hours
 19 hours
 90 hours
 80 hours
Answer: Option C
Explanation:
Part filled without leak in 1 hour = 1/9
Part filled with leak in 1 hour = 1/10
Work done by leak in 1 hour \begin{aligned}
= \frac{1}{9}  \frac{1}{10} \\
= \frac{1}{90}
\end{aligned}
We used subtraction as it is getting empty.
So total time to empty the cistern is 90 hours
2. There are two pipes which are functioning simultaneouly to fill a tank in 12 hours, if one pipe fills the tank 10 hours faster than other then how many hours second pipe will take to fill the tank ?
 30 hours
 35 hours
 40 hours
 42 hours
Answer: Option A
Explanation:
Lets suppose tank got filled by first pipe in X hours,
So, second pipe will fill the tank in X + 10 hours.
\begin{aligned}
=> \frac{1}{X} + \frac{1}{X} + 10 = \frac{1}{12} \\
=> X = 20
\end{aligned}
3. A cistern can be filled by a tap in 4 hours while it can be emptied by another tap in 9 hours. If both the taps are opened simultaneously, then after how much time cistern will get filled ?
 7 hours
 7.1 hours
 7.2 hours
 7.3 hours
Answer: Option C
Explanation:
When we have question like one is filling the tank and other is empting it, then we subtraction as,
Filled in 1 hour = 1/4
Empties in 1 hour = 1/9
Net filled in 1 hour = 1/4  1/9
= 5/36
So cistern will be filled in 36/5 hours i.e. 7.2 hours
4. 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
5. Two pipes A and B can fill a tank in 20 and 30 minutes respectively. If both the pipes are used together, then how long it will take to fill the tank ?
 10 mins
 12 mins
 15 mins
 20 mins
Answer: Option B
Explanation:
In this type of questions we first get the filling in 1 minute for both pipes then we will add them to get the result, as
Part filled by A in 1 min = 1/20
Part filled by B in 1 min = 1/30
Part filled by (A+B) in 1 min = 1/20 + 1/30
= 1/12
So both pipes can fill the tank in 12 mins.
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