Question 07 (General Aptitude)
Two pipes P and Q can fill a tank in 6 hours and 9 hours respectively, while a third pipe R can empty the tank in 12 hours. Initially, P and R open for 4 hours. Then P is closed and Q is opened. After 6 more hours R is closed. The total time taken to fill the tank (in hours) is _____.
Answer / Solution
P & R open .so, part of tank filled==1/3
After 4 hrs P is closed and for 6 more hrs Q and R are opened so,part of tank filled==1/6
So. total tank filled in 10hrs==1/2
So. remaining half part is filled by Q alone
Total time taken to fill the tank=4+6+4.5=14.5 hrs (Ans)