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November 26, 2014

November 26, 2014

Posted by **Ronald** on Tuesday, December 5, 2006 at 12:50am.

Let V be the tank volume. Pipe A fills at (1/8 V) per hour and pipe B fills at (1/12) V per hour. Let t be the elapsed time after 1:30. At that time, the volume filled (x) is

x = (1.5 + t) * (1/8) V + t (1/12) V = V

0.1875 V + 0.125 V t + 0.0833 V t = V

0.1875 + 0.2083 t = 1

Solve for t, which will be in hours. I get 3.90, or 3 hours 54 minutes after 1:30, when Pipe B was turned on

Check my algebra; I don't guarantee it

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