QA – Placement Quizzes | Pipes and Cisterns | Question 12

Two taps A and B can fill a tank in 10 hours and 15 hours respectively. If both the taps are opened together, the tank will be full in ?
(A) 5 hr
(B) 6 hr
(C) 4 hr
(D) 3 hr

Answer: (B)

Explanation: If A can do a piece of work in x hours and B can do a piece of work in y hours.
Then A and B together will do the work in = 1/x+1/y

Time taken by A = 10 hours
Time taken by B = 15 hours
Time taken by A and B = (15×10 / 15+10) = 6 hours.

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