Time remaining:

Create a Table for a Math Problem

label Algebra
account_circle Unassigned
schedule 1 Day
account_balance_wallet $5

A larger pipe can fill a tank in 32 minutes less than a smaller pipe. If they both are turned on, they can fill the tank in 30 minutes. How long does it take each pipe to fill the tank alone?

Nov 23rd, 2017

Let t be the time for smaller pipe

Then t-32 will be the time for larger pipe

In 1 minute both will fil 1/t+1/(t-32)

In 30 minutes it will be full

30 (1/t+1/(t-32)) =1

30 (t-32+t) = t(t-32)

30t -960+30t =t2-32t


t2-92t+960 =0




t-12=0 is not admissible because t-32 will benegative

t =80

Smaller pipe will take 80 minutes to fill the full tank

Larger pipe will take 48 minutes to fill the full tank

Sep 2nd, 2014

Did you know? You can earn $20 for every friend you invite to Studypool!
Click here to
Refer a Friend
Nov 23rd, 2017
Nov 23rd, 2017
Nov 24th, 2017
Mark as Final Answer
Unmark as Final Answer
Final Answer

Secure Information

Content will be erased after question is completed.

Final Answer