# SOLUTION: A tank can be filled by one pipe in 30 minutes & emptied by another in 50 minutes. If both pipes are open, how long will it take to fill the tank?

Algebra ->  Algebra  -> Customizable Word Problem Solvers  -> Misc -> SOLUTION: A tank can be filled by one pipe in 30 minutes & emptied by another in 50 minutes. If both pipes are open, how long will it take to fill the tank?      Log On

 Ad: Over 600 Algebra Word Problems at edhelper.com Ad: Algebrator™ solves your algebra problems and provides step-by-step explanations! Ad: Algebra Solved!™: algebra software solves algebra homework problems with step-by-step help!

 Word Problems: Miscellaneous Word Problems Solvers Lessons Answers archive Quiz In Depth

 Click here to see ALL problems on Miscellaneous Word Problems Question 97182: A tank can be filled by one pipe in 30 minutes & emptied by another in 50 minutes. If both pipes are open, how long will it take to fill the tank?Answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!A tank can be filled by one pipe in 30 minutes & emptied by another in 50 minutes. If both pipes are open, how long will it take to fill the tank? : Let x = time (in minutes) required, when both pipes are open, and they fill the tank : Let the full tank = 1 : - = 1 : Multiply equation by 150 to get rid of the denominators, resulting in: 5x - 3x = 150 2x = 150 x = 150/2 x = 75 minutes required to fill the tank : : Check solution - = : - = 2/2 = 1 :