# SOLUTION: Need help with this, The inlet pipe of an oil tank can fill the tank in 1 hour, 30 minutes. The outlet pipe can empty the tank in 1 hour. How long does it take to empty the tank if

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Mixture Word Problems Question 18599: Need help with this, The inlet pipe of an oil tank can fill the tank in 1 hour, 30 minutes. The outlet pipe can empty the tank in 1 hour. How long does it take to empty the tank if both pipes are open?Answer by venugopalramana(3286)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!The inlet pipe of an oil tank can fill the tank in 1 hour, 30 minutes. The outlet pipe can empty the tank in 1 hour. How long does it take to empty the tank if both pipes are open? inlet pipe fills 1 tank in 1hr 30 mts =1.5=3/2 hrs. or inlet pipe fills ...1/(3/2)=2/3 tank in 1 hr. out let pipe empties 1 tank in 1 hr. ...so assuming the tank is full at the start water to be emptied =1 tank and in 1 hr inlet fills 2/3 tank and out let empties 1 tank ..so net out flow is 1-2/3=(3-2)/3=1/3 tank in 1 hour. so 1/3 tank emptying needs .....1 hr then 1 tank emptying needs ......? hrs...= 1*1/(1/3)=3 hrs.