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Posers and Puzzles

  1. 29 Jul '06 00:35
    Two hoses have a rate of 12s per 5L and 25s per 5L how long will it take to fill up a 150m^3 pool?
  2. 29 Jul '06 08:59
    Originally posted by Knight Square
    Two hoses have a rate of 12s per 5L and 25s per 5L how long will it take to fill up a 150m^3 pool?
    First hose has a rate of 5/12 litres per second and the other hose has a rate of 5/25 litres per second.

    So the combined rate is 5/12+5/25 litres per second.

    There 150*1000 litres to fill, so the total time needed is

    150*1000/(5/12+5/25) = 9000000/37 seconds.
  3. Subscriber deriver69
    Keeps
    29 Jul '06 12:07
    Originally posted by Knight Square
    Two hoses have a rate of 12s per 5L and 25s per 5L how long will it take to fill up a 150m^3 pool?
    If like me you read horses instead of hoses it makes the idea of them filling a pool far more entertaining.
  4. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    29 Jul '06 15:04
    Originally posted by deriver69
    If like me you read horses instead of hoses it makes the idea of them filling a pool far more entertaining.
    You have to keep them still so they keep Peeing in the pool. Also you have to keep them from pooping in the pool which would throw off the liquid calculation
  5. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    29 Jul '06 15:35 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by SPMars
    First hose has a rate of 5/12 litres per second and the other hose has a rate of 5/25 litres per second.

    So the combined rate is 5/12+5/25 litres per second.

    There 150*1000 litres to fill, so the total time needed is

    150*1000/(5/12+5/25) = 9000000/37 seconds.
    If you divide out each contibutor, you get 5/12 of a liter per second or 0.41666 L/sec. The other one comes out at 5/25 or 0.2 L/sec. That makes 0.61666 L/sec filling the pool. Inverting that gives 1.6216 seconds per liter, times 1000 gives 1621.6 seconds to fill one cubic meter. Times 150 gives 243,245 seconds to fill the 150 M^3 pool.
    The same as SP, but made the final division.
    That problem can be restated as the current flowing in parallel in two resistors where they are charging a battery to X amount of joules of energy. It could be stated as 5/12 amp in one and 5/25 amp in the other. Same kind of problem.
  6. 29 Jul '06 23:58 / 1 edit
    I need it in Days ,Hours and Minutes. I got less than 3 days or something.
  7. 30 Jul '06 02:07
    If
    tap A fills a pool in a minutes
    tap B fills a pool in b minutes
    tap C fills a pool in c minutes
    how long will they need to fill the pool when used together?
  8. Subscriber deriver69
    Keeps
    30 Jul '06 12:47
    Originally posted by ThudanBlunder
    If
    tap A fills a pool in a minutes
    tap B fills a pool in b minutes
    tap C fills a pool in c minutes
    how long will they need to fill the pool when used together?
    in abc minutes tap A fills bc baths, B ac baths and C ab baths.

    so a total of ab + bc + ac baths are filled in abc minutes.

    so one bath is filled in abc/(ab + bc + ac)
  9. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    30 Jul '06 13:17
    Originally posted by sonhouse

    That problem can be restated as the current flowing in parallel in two resistors where they are charging a battery to X amount of joules of energy. It could be stated as 5/12 amp in one and 5/25 amp in the other. Same kind of problem.
    Why would you do that? The words surrounding the numbers in these types of problems don't make a lick of difference.
  10. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    30 Jul '06 17:53
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    Why would you do that? The words surrounding the numbers in these types of problems don't make a lick of difference.
    Why? Because I CAN
  11. 30 Jul '06 22:34
    Originally posted by Knight Square
    I need it in Days ,Hours and Minutes. I got less than 3 days or something.
    Well, I'm sure you can manage that bit by yourself!
  12. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Proud Boys Beware
    30 Jul '06 22:52
    Originally posted by deriver69
    If like me you read horses instead of hoses it makes the idea of them filling a pool far more entertaining.
    I thought it said the same thing!
  13. 01 Aug '06 04:45
    Originally posted by deriver69
    If like me you read horses instead of hoses it makes the idea of them filling a pool far more entertaining.
    Definitely. I did the same.