# Two pipes can fill a tank in 30 min and 40 min respectively. Simultaneously when filling water it flows out entirely in 24 min. If the tank is filled by both pipes , how long will it take to fill the tank?

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by sumi28483
some clarification is needed - is the time 24 minutes - for emptying the tank ?
the question is not properly written.

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2014-12-21T16:13:56+05:30
Let the volume of tank be 'V' in some units.
The time rate at which the pipes fill is and .
Time rate at which the tank is emptied is .
Time rate at which tank is filled is, .
Hence, it takes 60 minutes or 1 hour to fill the tank.
thank u sir
V/25 ? in third line.
2014-12-22T04:43:26+05:30

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Volume of tank = V litres

Filling rate of pipe 1  =  V / 30  litres/ minute
Filling rate of pipe 2 = V / 40  litres/min

Adding both,  Total filling rate =  7 * V / 120    litres/min

Suppose there is a leak, or there is an opening, through which water in the tank is emptied in 24 minutes.  So emptying rate of this = V / 24  litres/min

Then filling rate will be  7 * V / 120  - V / 24 = 2V/120 = V /60  litres/min

The time taken to fill the tank , while there is some water flowing out also,
V / [V/60] = 60 minutes.