# Two pipes working together can fill a fish tank in 12 minutes. If one pipe fills the fish tank 10...

## Question:

Two pipes working together can fill a fish tank in 12 minutes. If one pipe fills the fish tank 10 minutes faster than the second pipe, in what time can the second pipe fill the fish tank alone?

## Work and Rate:

The work done is total units of the task done by a person or entity and the unit rate of a person or entity is the rate unit of work done at a unit time. The rate of work done by multiple people or entities working together is the summation of the rates of individuals or entities.

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Let us assume that {eq}x {/eq} is the time taken by the first pipe to fill the tank, {eq}(x+10) {/eq} is the time taken by the second pipe to fill...

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How to Find the Unit Rate

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Chapter 50 / Lesson 2
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Unit rates can be helpful for anyone trying to figure out miles per hour, earnings per year, or practically any other amount of one unit it takes for something to happen in other units. In this lesson, take a look at what a unit rate is, why people use unit rates, finding the unit rate, and an example of unit rates.