# SOLUTION: Julio can fill a water tank in four minutes using a large hose. He takes 6 minutes using a smaller hose. How long will it take if he uses both hoses?

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 Question 176040: Julio can fill a water tank in four minutes using a large hose. He takes 6 minutes using a smaller hose. How long will it take if he uses both hoses?Found 2 solutions by Mathtut, josmiceli:Answer by Mathtut(3670)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!large hose is 1/4 of the tank per minute small hose is 1/6 of the tank per minute : together they can do: : (job) : : : : minutes : so 2.4 minutes Answer by josmiceli(9649)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!You must add the rates to get the combined rate In words: {1 water tank/time to fill with large hose) + (1 water tank/time to fill with small hose) = (1 water tank)/(time to fill with both hoses) multiply both sides by It takes 2.4 minutes to fill the tank with both hoses