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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. 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
2. A water tank is twofifth full. Pipe A can fill a tank in 10 minutes and pipe B can empty in 6 minutes. If both the pipes are open, how long will it take to empty or fill the tank completely ?
 6 min to empty
 7 min to full
 6 min to full
 7 min to empty
Answer: Option A
Explanation:
There are two important points to learn in this type of question,
First, if both will open then tank will be empty first.
Second most important thing is,
If we are calculating filling of tank then we will subtract as (fillingempting)
If we are calculating empting of thank then we will subtract as (emptingfilling)
So lets come on the question now,
Part to emptied 2/5
Part emptied in 1 minute =
\begin{aligned}
\frac{1}{6}  \frac{1}{10} \\
= \frac{1}{15} \\
=> \frac{1}{15}:\frac{2}{5}::1:x \\
=> \frac{2}{5}*15 = 6 mins
\end{aligned}
3. 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}
4. 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
5. A leak in the bottom of a tank can empty the full tank in 6 hours. An inlet pipe fills water at the rate of 4 litres a minute. When the tank is full, the inlet is opened and due to the leak the tank is empty in 8 hours. The capacity of the tank (in litres) is
 5780 litres
 5770 litres
 5760 litres
 5750 litres
Answer: Option C
Explanation:
Work done by the inlet in 1 hour =
\begin{aligned}
\frac{1}{6}\frac{1}{8} = \frac{1}{24} \\
\text{Work done by inlet in 1 min} \\
= \frac{1}{24}*\frac{1}{60}\\
= \frac{1}{1440} \\
=> \text{Volume of 1/1440 part = 4 liters} \\
\end{aligned}
Volume of whole = (1440 * 4) litres = 5760 litres.
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