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I think this is a pretty easy question here that I think I may be just overlooking. I am asked this huge drawn out DE problem about a tank being filled with water and brine and I am asked to solve all these different parts. My problem is that the first part of the quesiton asks to find out when the tank overfills, and I can't seem to get that. I know it is just simple formula, but for some reason I am just not seeing how it is formed. Word problems definately are not my strong point. If anyone can explain the thinking behind this, it would be a great help. Thanks.

Here is the problem:

A 400 gallon tank is filled with 300 gallons of fluid in which 50lbs of salt is dissolved. Brine containing 2 pounds of salt per gallon is pumped in at a rate of 3 gallons per minute. The well-mixed solution is pumped out at a rate of 2 gallons per min. When will the tank overflow?

I was given the answer in class by my professor to be 100 minutes and the formula was 300+2t = 500, but I have no idea where this came from.

There is a lot more to the problem, but that is the first part and I need to get past that to get to the rest.

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