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Example 11 - A hemispherical tank full of water is emptied - Examples

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Example 11 A hemispherical tank full of water is emptied by a pipe at the rate of 34/7 litres per second. How much time will it take to empty half the tank, if it is 3m in diameter?(Take π = 22/7) Volume of tank Tank is in form of hemisphere with Diameter = 3m So, radius = r = 3/2 m Volume of the tank = 2/3 𝜋𝑟3 = 2/3×22/7×(3/2)^3 = 2/3×22/7×(3 × 3 × 3)/(2 × 2 × 2) = 99/14 m3 = 99/14 × 1000 litres = 99000/14 litres Volume of water to be emptied = 1/2 × Volume of tank = 1/2 × 99000/14 litres = 99000/28 litres Now, it is given that tank is emptied at 34/7 litres per second = 25/7 litres per second Time taken to empty 25/7 litres = 1 second Time taken to empty 1 litre = 1 × 7/25 second Time taken to empty 99000/28 litre = 7/25×99000/28 = 693000/700 = 990 second = 990/60 minutes = 16.5 minutes

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