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- Homework Statement
- I have posted a picture of the HW problem below.

- Relevant Equations
- potentially could use:

Accumulation=Input-Output+Generation-Consumption

So I am a bit confused on how to get started. So far my thought process is we have water flowing in and water evaporating from the pool. The part that I think we are interested in is the leakage. The leakage has the rate it is flowing out per unit time. I will call it change in volume, or dV, per unit time, or dt.

My initial thought is:

dV/dt=Q

_{L}from above equation and integrate both sides, but I don't have the variable "t" on the right hand side of the equation. If someone could walk me through a logical way of turning this word problem into a derivative that would be great.

Something else I would like to clarify: Are we trying to turn this into a differential equation? The course I am in uses DE's and I honestly don't know.

Thanks so much!

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