Water Tank Emptying
by Dan Meyer
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Sequel





How long before the tank empties (for the most part)? Btw, this is a much harder problem than the previous tank problem.









How long will it take to (re)fill this tank? or (obviously) How long will it take to drain this tank?


How long will it take to empty? If you had a party with 100 guests, would that be enough water for everyone to have 2 cups?





How long will it take to drain the container? (or at least get the water level to that of the spigot without tilting the container)









How long will it take for the water to contain half of the original amount of water? At what rate is the water draining from the tank?


What is the volume of this container and how long will it take to empty?








What if you combined this experiment with the one where you're filling it up? Would the tank ever fill up?










How long will the tank take to empty? How much water will be left below the spout?



How long will it take to empty? How long would it take to fill it if you left the spigot open at the same time?











The volume of the container is 6 g. If 1 gallon can be drained every 3 1/2 minutes, how long would it take to empty the entire container?


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