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    Tank Algebra Problem

    Two tanks contain equal amounts of water. They are connected by a pipe and 3000 litres
    of water is pumped from one tank to the other. One tank then contains 6 times as much
    water as the other. How many litres of water did each tank contain originally
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    Let initially each of the tanks carried x litres of water. After pumping, one tanks will contain x-3000 litres and another one will contain x+3000 litres. By question, x+3000 = 6(x-3000). Solve this equation to get x which will be 4200. Check your answer.
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