The question is from Pipes and Cisterns. It is about a cistern with an inlet and an outlet pipe. Based on some details, how can we find out the flow rate of the outlet pipe.
Question 16: A cistern of capacity 40 litres has an inlet and an outlet pipe. When both the pipes are opened at once, it takes 8 minutes to fill the cistern. However, if the outflow rate is increased 1.5 times, the cistern never gets filled. Which of the following can be the outflow rate?
Initially, net flow in the tank = 40 litres/ 8 minutes = 5 litres/minute
Now, the increase in outflow should be greater than 5 litres/min for the tank to fill up.
Increase in outflow = 1.5x – x = 0.5x
Only in option C, 0.5 * 12 = 6 litres/min > 5 litres/min
The question is "Which of the following can be the outflow rate?"
Choice C is the correct answer.
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