ONE SMALL PIPE TAKES TWICE AS LONG TO FILL A TANK AS A LARGER PIPE DOES. IT TAKES THE TWO PIPES 40 MINUTES TO FILL THE TANK WHEN WORKING TOGETHER. HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE EACH PIPE INDIVIDUALLY TO FILL THE TANK?
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Let x be the time taken to fill in the tank by the small pipe Let y be the time taken to fill in the tank by the big pipe pipe x = 2y ------------- Eqn 1 x + y = 40 --------- Eqn 2 Solve for x and y.
Originally Posted by tester85 Let x be the time taken to fill in the tank by the small pipe Let y be the time taken to fill in the tank by the big pipe pipe x = 2y ------------- Eqn 1 x + y = 40 --------- Eqn 2 Solve for x and y. I would have never known that this question involves solving two equations in two uknown.
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