# A fire engine travels nine kms to an out of control............496 litres of water to put out the fire, will it succeed?

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A fire engine travels nine kms to an out of control garden bonfire, at a speed of 55 kmph.

It started its journey with 500 litres of water but its tank has been leaking throughout the journey at a rate of 25 litres per hour.

If the fire engine needs 496 litres of water to put out the fire, will it succeed?

posted Nov 9

Let us calculate the amount of water lost while driving the 9 Kms, as follows:
Water leaked = 9 kms/ 55 Kmph x 25 lits/hr = 4,09 litres
The amount of water available will be : 500 - 4.09 = 495.90
It is less than 496 litres
The answer is that the fir will almost be knocked out

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