Q. 314.2( 5 Votes )

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Answer :

Let the time taken by quicker pipe = x minutes

Then the time taken by slower pipe =(x + 3) minutes

Given that two pipes together fill cistern in minutes.


40(2x + 3)=13x(x + 3)

80x + 120=13x2 + 39x


13x2-65x + 24x-120=0

13x(x-5) + 24(x-5)=0

(13x + 24)(x-5)=0

There are two solutions possible: or x=5

As time cannot be a negative value, x=5 minutes.

Time taken by quicker pipe = 5minutes

Time taken by slower pipe = 8minutes

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