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QA – Placement Quizzes | Pipes and Cisterns | Question 15

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  • Last Updated : 28 Jun, 2021
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A cistern can be filled in 9 hours but it takes 10 hours due to a leak in its bottom. If the cistern is full, then the time that the leak will take to empty it is:
(A) 60 hr
(B) 50 hr
(C) 80 hr
(D) 90 hr

Answer: (D)

Explanation: If A can fill a tank in x hours and B can fill a tank in y hours. Then the tank will be filled (empty) in = (xy / y-x) hours
Time taken by A = 9 hours
Time taken by B = 10 hours
Time taken by A and B = (9×10 / 10-9) = 90 hours.

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