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# Pipe A can fill a tank in 30 min, while pipe B can fill the same tank in 10 min and pipe C can empty the full tank in 40 min. If all the pipes are opened together, how much time will be needed to make the tank full?

 A) $$\Large 9\frac{3}{13}$$ h B) $$\Large 9\frac{4}{13}$$ h C) $$\Large 9\frac{7}{13}$$ h D) $$\Large 9\frac{9}{13}$$ h

 A) $$\Large 9\frac{3}{13}$$ h

Part filled by A in 1 min = $$\Large \frac{1}{30}$$

Part filled by B in 1 min = $$\Large \frac{1}{10}$$

Part emptied by C in 1 min = $$\Large \frac{1}{40}$$

Net part filled in 1 h by (A + B + C)

= $$\Large \left(\frac{1}{30}+\frac{1}{10}-\frac{1}{40}\right)$$

= $$\Large \frac{4+12-3}{120} = \frac{13}{120}$$

Therefore, Required time to fill the tank = $$\Large \frac{120}{13}$$h = $$\Large 9\frac{3}{13}$$ h

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