# SOLUTION: I would greatly appreciate help with this word problem, I am terrible at doing thesse. The amount Q of wasster emptied by a pipe varies directly as the square of the diameter d.

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Systems-of-equations Question 616420: I would greatly appreciate help with this word problem, I am terrible at doing thesse. The amount Q of wasster emptied by a pipe varies directly as the square of the diameter d. A pipe 8 inches in diameter will empty 128 gal of water over a fixed time period. Assuming the same kind of flow, How many gallons of water are emptied in the same amount of time by a pipe tha is 2 inches in diameter? ? gallons are emptied.Answer by josmiceli(9817)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!( pipe diameter squared ) / ( gallons emptied in a time period ) is a constant. Call it --------- Let = gallons emptied by 2nd pipe in same time period Now I can say 8 gallons are emptied by 2 in dia pipe in same time period