## It takes a smaller hose 3 times as long to fill a small swimming pool as it does a larger hose. It takes both hoses working together 15 minu

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It takes a smaller hose 3 times as long to fill a small swimming pool as it does a larger hose. It takes both hoses working together 15 minutes to fill the swimming pool. How long will it take the smaller hose to fill the pool by itself?

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2 months 2021-09-28T18:37:19+00:00 2 Answers 0 views 0

60 minutes.

Step-by-step explanation:

Let t represent time taken by larger hose in minutes to fill the pool.

Part of pool filled by larger hose in one minute would be .

We have been given that it takes a smaller hose 3 times as long to fill a small swimming pool as it does a larger hose, so smaller hose will take minutes to fill the pool.

Part of pool filled by smaller hose in one minute would be .

We are also told that it takes both hoses working together 15 minutes to fill the swimming pool, so part of pool filled by both hoses in one minute would be .

So it will take 20 minutes for the larger hose to fill the pool alone.

Since smaller hose takes 3 times as long to fill a pool, so 3 times 20 would be 60.

Therefore, it will take 60 minutes for the smaller hose to fill the pool alone.

60 minutes

Step-by-step explanation:

Let the Larger hose take time to fill the swimming pool= x minutes

Than, time taken by smaller tank to fill the same swimming full tank= 3 x minutes

If both hoses work together time taken by both of them= 15 minutes

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Larger hose take time to fill the swimming pool= 20 minutes

Than, time taken by smaller tank to fill the same swimming full tank= 3 x = =3× 20= 60 minutes

Hence. the correct answer is 60 minutes