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A fire engine travels seven miles to a fire at a speed of 36mph. Its tank holds 500 gallons ......... will it succeed?

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A fire engine travels seven miles to a fire at a speed of 36mph.

Its tank holds 500 gallons of water but it’s been leaking throughout the journey at a rate of 22.5 gallons per hour.

If the fire engine needs 497 gallons of water to put out the fire, will it succeed?

posted May 9, 2015 by Karan Joglekar

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No is the answer


Time to arrive- 7/36 hr
Leak amount while travel- 22.5*7/36=4.375 gallons > (500-497)=3 gallons so not enough water to put fire out

answer Aug 2 by Hanifa Mammadov



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