(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

"A tank can be filled in 6 hours using 2 pipes. The larger pipe alone would fill it 5 hours sooner than the smaller pipe alone. How long would each pipe alone take?"

2. Relevant equations

I know it involves a quadratic not sure on the rest... I cant see how to do with a quadratic i mean.

3. The attempt at a solution

assume a is the big pipe and b is the small

A+B=6

A=B+5 solved them to get a=11/2hours and b=1/2, i can see thats not right. i said that a was the bigger one and my answer says that its not????

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# Homework Help: Filling a tank

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