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Algebra Tara plans to take a bath, but forgets to close the drain. The bath usually takes 10 minutes to fill and 12 minutes to empty. how long will it be before the bath is filled if Tara continues not to notice that the drain is open?

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59.88 MINUTES.

Example assume tub is 10 gallons.

10 minutes to fill is 1 gal/minute
10 gallons drain in 12 minutes =10/12=.833 Gal/Minute.

1 Gal/Min - .833 gal/min= .167 gal/min gain in water/min.

10 Gal/.167=59.88 minutes.

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