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1,One pump can empty a pool in 3 days, whereas a second pump can empty the pool in 11 days. How long will it take

the two pumps, working together, to empty the pool? (Fractional answers are OK.)


The first pump's rate is   per day._______


The second pump's rate is  per day.___________


The combined pumps rate is   per day.___________


It will take the two pumps   days to empty the pool together.__________


2, The number of widgets that a manufacturing plant can produce varies jointly as the number of workers and the time that they have worked. Find the constant of proportionality k to 2 decimal places if 550 workers work 3 hours and can produce 16549.5 widgets.


k =  _____


How many widgets can be produced by 600 workers in 34 hours?

Widgets = ________


3, Suppose that y is inversely proportional to x.


Find the constant of proportionality k if y = 16 when x = 12.

k = _______


Using the k from above write the variation equation in terms of x.

y = ________


Using the k from above find y given that x = 39.

y = __________

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1) first pump's rate = 3 1 per day Ans. second pump's rate = 1 1 1 per day Ans. combined... View the full answer

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