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Question 3:

A cistern, internally measuring 150 cm × 120 cm × 110 cm, has 129600 cm3 of water in it. Porous bricks are placed in the water until the cistern is full to the brim. Each brick absorbs one-seventeenth of its own volume of water. How many bricks can be put in without overflowing the water, each brick being 22.5 cm × 7.5 cm × 6.5 cm?

Answer:

Volume of cistern = 150 × 120 × 110

= 1980000 cm3

Volume to be filled in cistern = 1980000 − 129600

= 1850400 cm3

Let n num...

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