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There is a cistern, into which water is admitted by three cocks, two of which are of exactly the same dimensions. When they are all open, five-twelfths of the cistern is filled in...
Algebraical Problems, Producing Simple and Quadratic Equations, with Their ... - Page 365
by Miles Bland - 1841 - 438 pages

## An Elementary Treatise on Algebra: Theoretical and Practical

James Ryan, Robert Adrain - Algebra - 1824 - 542 pages
...There is a cistern into which water is admitted by three cocks, two of which are exactly of the same dimensions. When they are all open, fivetwelfths of the cistern is filled in 4 hours ; and if one of the equal cocks be stopped, seven-ninths of the cistern is filled in 10 hours...

## An Elementary Treatise on Algebra: Theoretical and Practical

James Ryan - Algebra - 1824 - 548 pages
...There is a cistern into which wafer is admitted by three cocks, two of which are exa«tly of the same dimensions. When they are all open, fivetwelfths of the cistern is filled in 4 hours; and if one of the equal cocks be stopped, seven-ninths of the cistern is filled in 10 hours...

## An Elementary Treatise on Algebra: Theoretical and Practical ...

James Ryan - Algebra - 1826 - 430 pages
...of the equal cocks be stopped, (evenninths of the cistern is filled in 10 hours and 40 minutes. la how many hours would each cock fill the cistern ?...of the equal ones in 32 hours, and the other in 24. 38. Two shepherds, A and B, are intrusted with the charge of two flocks of sheep. A's consisting chiefly...

## An Elementary Treatise on Algebra, Theoretical and Practical: With Attempts ...

John Radford Young - Algebra - 1832 - 408 pages
...of which are of exactly the s^V dimensions. When they are all open, five-twelfths ot'the cisternWs filled in four hours : and if one of the equal cocks be stopped «even minutes, the cistern is filled in ten hours and forty minutes. In how many hours would each...

## Elements of Algebra

William Smyth - Algebra - 1833 - 288 pages
...the sum of their weights was then 10 tons. What were their weights at first ? Ans. 16 and 20 tons. When they are all open, five-twelfths of the cistern...stopped, seven-ninths of the cistern is filled in ten and two-thirds hours. In how many hours would each cock fill the cistern ? Ans. Each of the equal ones...

## An Elementary Treatise on Algebra, Theoretical and Practical ...

James Ryan, Robert Adrain - Algebra - 1835 - 388 pages
...and if one of the equal cocks be stopped, seven-ninths Qf the cistern is filled in 10 hours and 40 minutes. In how many hours would each cock fill the...cistern ? Ans. Each of the equal ones in 32 hours, andthe other in 24. PROB. 38. Two shepherds, A and B, are intrusted with the charge of two flocks of...

## Elements of Algebra

William Smyth - Algebra - 1836 - 288 pages
...There is a cistern, into which water is admitted by three cocks, two of which are of exactly the same dimensions. When they are all open, five-twelfths...stopped, seven-ninths of the cistern is filled in ten and two-thirds hours. In how many hours would each cock fill the cistern ? Ans. Each of the equal ones...

## A Practical System of Algebra in Theory and Practice in Two Parts: With a ...

John D. Williams - Algebra - 1840 - 216 pages
...There is a cistern, into which water is admitted by three cocks, two of which are of exactly the same dimensions. When they are all open, five-twelfths...In how many hours would each cock fill the cistern ? T , v , , 8,4 5 , 32 , 32 7 Let x and y be the numbers ; -- | -- =T<) an<* q — ro~ = q' ,8 i 8...