## Faucet A can fill up a water cooler in 8 minutes. Faucet B can fill the same water cooler in 12 minutes. How long will it take both faucets

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Faucet A can fill up a water cooler in 8 minutes. Faucet B can fill the same water cooler in 12 minutes. How long will it take both faucets together to fill the water cooler?
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10 mins 2021-07-22T23:38:53+00:00 2 Answers 0 views 0

It will take 5 minutes for both faucets together to fill the water cooler

Step-by-step explanation:

I’m kinda just guessing but I do have a reasonable explanation

So the average time it takes for the faucets INDIVIDUALLY to fill the water cooler is 10 minutes

But since both faucets are filling them TOGETHER, it should take half the time

And half of 10 is 5

So it should take 5 minutes for both faucets together to fill the water cooler

If that makes sense

A cold water tap takes 3 minutes to fill the bath. A hot water tap takes 2 minutes to fill the bath. How long does it take to fill the bath when both taps are open at the same time?

It is easiest just to let the bath be a given size.

My little bath will be 12 litres

cold water  4L/min          hot water = 6L/min

together 10L/1 min

10*(12/10) L per  1*(12/10) minutes

12L per 1.2min

12L per 1min and 12sec

It will take 1 minute and 12 seconds to fill the bath.

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