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anonymous
 4 years ago
One pump can drain a pool in 7 minutes. When a second pump is also used, the pool only takes 5 minutes to drain. How long would it take the second pump to drain the pool if it were the only pump in use? Round your answer to the nearest tenth.
a) 33.0 minutes
b) 2.9 minutes
c) 17.5 minutes
d) 24.1 minutes
anonymous
 4 years ago
One pump can drain a pool in 7 minutes. When a second pump is also used, the pool only takes 5 minutes to drain. How long would it take the second pump to drain the pool if it were the only pump in use? Round your answer to the nearest tenth. a) 33.0 minutes b) 2.9 minutes c) 17.5 minutes d) 24.1 minutes

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anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0please someone help me :(

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0See: A can drain 1/7 of the pool in a minute. A and B can drain 1/5 of the pool in a minute. B can drain 1/7  1/5 of the pool in a minute Thus B can drain 2/35 of the pool in a minute. 35/2 is 17.5 minutes. Hence the answer is (c).
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