Q. 115.0( 4 Votes )

Water level in a well was 20m below ground level. During rainy season, rain water collected in different water tanks was drained into the well and the water level rises 5 m above the previous level. The wall of the well is 1m 20 cm high and a pulley is fixed at a height of 80 cm. Raghu wants to draw water from the well. The minimum length of the rope that he can use is


A. 17 m

B. 18 m

C. 96 m

D. 97 m

Answer :

Since, the height of the fixed pulley from the bottom of the well is 2m and in rainy season water level raises and lies below 15m from the ground level


15 + 2 = 17m


extra meter rope to pull the water so add one m


17 + 1 = 18m


Option A is incorrect as the rope required is 18m not 17m


Option B is correct as rope required as 18m


Option C is incorrect as the rope required is 18m not 96m


Option D is incorrect as the rope required is 18m not 97m

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