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QA – Placement Quizzes | Pipes and Cisterns | Question 13

  • Last Updated : 28 Jun, 2021

To fill a cistern, pipes A, B and C take 20 minutes, 15 minute and 12 minutes respectively. The time in minutes that the three pipes together will take to fill the cistern is:
(A) 5 min
(B) 7 min
(C) 4 min
(D) 6 min


Answer: (A)

Explanation: A can do a piece of work in x minutes
B can do a piece of work in y minutes
C can do a piece of work in z minutes
Minute’s work of each of the three is 1/x +1/y + 1/z
1 minutes work of each of the three pipes = 1/20 + 1/15 + 1/12
= 1/5 or = 5 minutes

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