Work Problem

A tank is supplied by two pipes A and B and emptied by a third pipe C

Situation
A tank is supplied by two pipes A and B and emptied by a third pipe C. If the tank is initially empty and all pipes are opened, the tank can be filled in 20 hours. If the tank is initially full and A and C are opened, the tank can be emptied in 4 hours. If the tank is initially full and B and C are opened, the tank can be emptied in 2 hours. Pipe A supplies 50 liters per minute more than B.
1.   Find the rate of pipe A in liters per minute.

A.   120 C.   110
B.   130 D.   140

2.   Find the rate of pipe C in liters per minute.

A.   170 C.   150
B.   160 D.   140

3.   Find the capacity of the tank in liters.

A.   12,000 C.   11,500
B.   12,500 D.   13,000

Work-related Problems

Case 1: Workers have different rates

Work rate × Time to finish the job = 1 job done

Work rate = (1 job done) / (Time to finish the job)

Time of doing the job = (1 job done) / (Work rate)

 

For example
Albert can finish a job in A days
Bryan can finish the same job in B days
Carlo can undo the job in C days