two pipes running together can fill a tank in 11 1/9 minutes. if one pipe takes 5 minutes more than the other to fill the tank seperately , find the time taken by each pipe to fill the tank seperately .

Given:

Two pipes operating simultaneously can fill a tank in 

Let one pipe can fill a tank in x minutes.

 

Therefore, other pipe will take (x + 5) minutes to fill the tank.

 

Work done by both the pipe together in 1 minutes is:

As x can't be negative. Therefore, x = 20 minutes

 

Hence, one pipe will take 20 minutes and second pipe will take 20 + 5 = 25 minutes separately to fill the tank.

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