anonymous
  • anonymous
It takes 8 hours to fill a tank with a particular chemical. Without treatment, all of the chemical in the tank would evaporate in 12 hours. If the tank is empty to start, and the chemical is not being treated as it enters the tank, how long will it take to have a full tank?
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mayankdevnani
  • mayankdevnani
24 hours In this one the tank is filling at 1/3 the rate so will take 3 times as long to fill
mayankdevnani
  • mayankdevnani
ok @stupidinmath
mayankdevnani
  • mayankdevnani
@mathslover am i right?

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mathslover
  • mathslover
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080108172709AAMgx5j Seems so :)
anonymous
  • anonymous
this was my guess too. thankyou so much @mayankdevnani :D
mayankdevnani
  • mayankdevnani
oh!!!!!!! @stupidinmath very-very welcome
phi
  • phi
this is a rate * time = distance (but distance is 1 filled tank) rate to fill is 1 tank per 8 hours or 1/8 rate to empty is 1/12 the difference between filling and emptying is 1/8 - 1/12 = 1/24 now do rate * time= 1 tank 1/24 * t =1 t= 24 hours
anonymous
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Oh. Nice explanation, @phi . thanks also:)

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