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Pipes & Cisterns

1. A pipe can fill a tank in 10 hours and another pipe can


empty it in 12 hours. If both the pipes are opened, find
the time in which tank is filled.
1. 60
2. 40
3. 80
4. 50

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hrs
hrs
hrs

2. A pipe can fill of cistern in 16 minutes. In how many


minutes, it can fill if the cisterns:-a) 28
b) 38
c) 48
d) 58

min
min
min
min

3. A pipe can empty in 10 hours and another pipe can


empty it in 5 hours. If both the pipes are opened
simultaneously, find the time in which a full tank is
emptied:-a) 3
b) 4
c) 5
d) 2

1/3
1/3
1/3
1/3

4. Two pipes A and B can fill a tank in 36 and 45 hours


respectively. If both the pipes are opened
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simultaneously, how much time will be taken to fill the
tank:-a) 40
b) 60
c) 20
d) 30

5. A pipe can fill a tank in 15 hours. Due to a leak in the


bottom, it is filled in 20 hours. If the tank is full, how
much time will the leak take to empty it?
a) 40
b) 50
c) 60
d) 20

6. Pipe A can fill a tank in 20 hours while pipe B alone can


fill it in 30 hours and pipe C can empty the full tank in
40 hours. If all the pipes are opened together, how
much time will be needed to make the tank full:-a) 17
b) 18
c) 19
d) 16

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hours

1/8 hours

1/9hours
1/6hours

7. Two pipes A and B can fill a cistern in 1 hour and 75


minutes respectively. There is also an outlet C. If all the
three pipes are opened together, the tank is full in 50
minutes. How much time will be taken by C to empty
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a) 80 min
b) 100 min
c) 120 min
d) 140 min

8. Two pipes A and B can fill a tank in 24 minutes and 32


minutes respectively. If both the pipes are opened
simultaneously, after how much time should B be closed
so that the tank is full in 18 minutes:-a) 2
b) 4
c) 6
d) 8

min
min
min
min

9. Two pipes P and Q can fill a cistern in 24 and 32


minutes respectively. Both are opened together, find
when the first pipe must be turned off so that the
cistern may be filled in 16 hrs:-a) 16
b) 14
c) 12
d) 10

10. If two pipes function simultaneously, the reservoir is


filled in 6 hours. One pipe fills the reservoir 5 hours
faster than the other. How many hours does the faster
pipe take to fill the reservoir:-a) 20 hours
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b) 10 hours
c) 15 hours
d) 12 hours

11. Three pipes A, B and C can fill a tank in 6 hours.


After working together for 2 hours, C is closed and A
and B fill the cistern in 8 hours. Then find the time in
which the cistern can be filled by pipe C:--a) 8 hrs
b) 10 hrs
c) 12 hrs
d) 14 hrs

12. A pipe can fill a tank in 12 min and another pipe in


15 min, but a third pipe can empty it in 6 min. The first
two pipes are opened for 5 min in the beginning and
then the third pipe is also opened. In what time is the
cistern emptied:-a) 45
b) 55
c) 65
d) 75

13. A,B and C are three pipes connected to a tank. A and


B together fill a tank in 6 hrs. B and C together can fill
the tank in 10 hrs, and A and C can fill a tank in 7 1/2
hours. In how much time will A, B and C fill the tank
separately?
a) 10,15,30
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b) 20,40,60
c) 15.30,45
d) 30,40,50

14. Two pipes can separately fill a tank in 20 hrs and 30


hrs respectively. Both the pipes are opened to fill the
tank but when the tank is 1/3 full a leak develops in
tank through which 1/3 of the water supplied by both
the pipes leak out. What is the total time taken to fill
the tank:-a) 12
b) 14
c) 16
d) 18

15. A cistern is normally filled in 6 hrs but takes 3 hr longer to


fill because of a leak in its bottom. If the cistern is full, the
leak will empty it in:-a) 18
b) 24
c) 30
d) 21

hrs
hrs
hrs
hrs

16. If three taps are opened together, a tank is filled in


12 hours. One of the taps can fill it in 10 hrs another in
15 hrs. How does the third tap work:-a) Empty the tank in 12 hrs
b) Full the tank in 12 hrs
c) Empty the tank in 14 hrs
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d) Full the tank in 14 hrs

17. Two pipes can separately fill in 15 and 10 min


respectively and a waste pipe C can carry off 7 litres
per minute. If all the pipes are opened when the cistern
is full,it is emptied in 2 hrs. How litres does the cistern
hold:
a) 30
b) 40
c) 50
d) 60

litres
litres
litres
litres

18. Two pipes P and Q can fill a cistern in 12 and 15 min


respectively. Both are opened together, but at the end
of 3 min the first is turned off. How much longer will the
cistern take to fill ?
a) 8 min
b) 11 min
c) 7 min
d) 8 min

19. There 5 filling pipes each capable of filling a cistern in


12 min and 3 emptying pipes each capable of emptying
a cistern alone in 16 min. All pipes are opened together
and as a result, tank fills 11 litres of water per minute.
Find the capacity of the tank.
a) 38 litres
b) 40 litres
c) 48 litres
d) 45 litres
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20. Two pipes can fill a cistern in 14 and 16 hours
respectively. The pipes are opened simultaneously and
it is found that due a leakage in the bottom, 8/15 hrs
extra are taken for the cistern to be filled up. If the
cistern is full, in what time would the leak empty it ?
a) 110 hrs
b) 112 hrs
c) 114 hrs
d) 116 hrs

21. A cistern has a leak which would empty it in 8 hrs. A


tap is turned on which admits 6 litres a minute into the
cistern, and it is emptied in 12 hours. How many litres
does the cistern hold?
a) 8640
b) 7640
c) 9640
d) 7750

litres
litres
litres
litres

22. (A) one filling pipe is 5 times faster than the second
filling pipe (B).If B can fill the cistern in 18 hours, then
find the time when the cistern will be full if both the
pipes are opened together.
a) 1
b) 2
c) 3
d) 4

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23. One filling pipe is 5 times faster than the second
filling pipe B. If A can fill a cistern in 18 min, then find
the time when the cistern will be full if both fill pipes
are opened together?
a) 10
b) 13
c) 15
d) 17

min
min
min
min

24. One fill pipe A is 4 times faster than the second fill
pipe B and takes 30 minutes less than the fill pipe B.
When will be the cistern be full, if both the pipes are
opened together. Also find the time taken by A and B
to fill the cistern
a) 8,10,40
b) 9,50,15
c) 10,60,15
d) 12,70,20

25. One filling pipe A is 4 times slower than the second


fill pipe B and takes 30 minutes more time than the fill
pipe B. when will be the cistern full, if both the pipes
are opened together. Also find the how much time will
be taken by A and B separately to fill the cistern?
a) 8,40,10
b) 9,50,15
c) 10,60,15
d) 12,70,20

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26. One fill pipe A takes 4 minutes more to fill the
cistern than two fill pipes A and B opened together to
fill it. Second fill pipe B takes 8 min more to fill cistern
than two fill pipes A and B opened together to fill it.
When will the cistern be full if both pipes are opened
simultaneously?
a) 6 min
b) 8 min
c) 10 min
d) 12 min

27. Two fill pipes A and B can fill a cistern in 12 and 16


minutes respectively. Both fill pipes are opened
together but 4 minutes before the cistern is full, one
pipe A is closed. How much time does the cistern take
to fill
a) 64/7
b) 66/8
c) 76/8
d) 74/7

28. Two fill taps A and B can separately fill a cistern in 45


minutes and 40 minutes respectively. They started to
fill a cistern together but fill Tap A is turned off after
few minutes and fill tap B fills the rest part of cistern in
23 minutes. After how many minutes ,was tap A turned
off?
a) 5 min
b) 7 min
c) 9 min
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d) 8 min

29. A cistern can be filled by two pipes in 12 and 16


minutes respectively. Both pipes are opened together
for a certain time but being clogged, only 7/8 of full
quantity water flows through the former and 5/6
through the later pipe. The obstruction, however being
suddenly removed, the cistern is filled in 3 minutes
from that moment. How long was it before the full flow
began?
a) 3 min
b) 4.5 min
c) 5 min
d) 5.5 min

30. A pipe A can fill a tank in 12 hours. Due to


development of a hole in the bottom of the tank 1/3 rd of
the water filled by pipe A leaks out. Find the time when
the tank will be full
a) 12
b) 14
c) 16
d) 18

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1) a
2) c
3) a
4) c
5) c
6) a
7) b
8) d
formula-- Y(1-t/x)
9) c
formulaX(1-t/y)
10)
b
11)
c
12)
a
13)
a
14) c
15) a
formula--- (X(X+t))/t
16) a
17) b
18) a
19) c
formula--- WXY/ny-mx
20) b

21)

formula---xy/x+y 1+(xy/(x+y)t
a

22)

Formula---W
c

(xy/(y-x))

Formula---(x/n+1)

If the slower pipe is given


23)
24)

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c
Formula---(n/n+1)x
If the faster pipe is given
a
Formula--- Nx/n square-1

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Faster pipe---X/n-1
Slower pipe---(nx/n-1)
a
a
Formularoot AB
a
c
b
d

formula x/n-1

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