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### Question 1

A tank is filled in 13 minutes by three taps running together. Tap A is twice as fast as tap B, and tap B is twice as fast as tap C. How much time will tap A take to fill the tank?

### Question 2

A tank is filled in $1{2/33}$ minutes by three taps running together. Times taken by the three taps to independently fill the tank are in an AP[Arithmetic Progression]. If the first tap is a leakage tap and the second tap takes 1 minute to fill the tank, then, the common difference of the AP can be?

**A**

6.

**B**

7.

**C**

5.

**D**

8.

**Soln.**

**Ans: a**

Let the times taken by the three taps be 1 - d, 1 and 1 + d. The time taken by the first tap will be negative because it is a leakage tap. Then ${35/33}$ minutes work of all the taps should add to 1. So we have, ${35/33}$ × $(1/{1 - d} + 1/1 + 1/{1 + d})$ = 1, which is same as $2/{1 - d^2} + 1$ = ${33/35}$. Solving we get d = ±6.

### Question 3

Two pipes, A and B, can fill a bucket in 15 and 19 mins respectively. Both the pipes are opened simultaneously. The bucket is filled in 5 mins if B is turned off after how many minutes:

### Question 4

A tank is filled in 3 minutes by three taps running together. Times taken by the three taps to independently fill the tank are in an AP[Arithmetic Progression]. If the first tap is a leakage tap and the second tap takes 1 minute to fill the tank, then, the common difference of the AP can be?

**A**

2.

**B**

3.

**C**

1.

**D**

4.

**Soln.**

**Ans: a**

Let the times taken by the three taps be 1 - d, 1 and 1 + d. The time taken by the first tap will be negative because it is a leakage tap. Then 3 minutes work of all the taps should add to 1. So we have, 3 × $(1/{1 - d} + 1/1 + 1/{1 + d})$ = 1, which is same as $2/{1 - d^2} + 1$ = ${1/3}$. Solving we get d = ±2.

### Question 5

A tap can fill a tank in 2 hours. Because of a leak it took 3 hours to fill the tank. When the tank has been completely filled, the tap is closed. How long will the water last in the tank?

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Updated on 2017-04-07.