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A basement has a 24-foot by 32-foot rectangular floor. The basement is flooded with water to a depth of 18 inches. Three pumps are used to pump the water out of the basement. Each pump will pump 8 gallons of water per minute. If a cubic foot of water contains 7.5 gallons, how many minutes will it take to pump all of the water out of the basement using the three pumps?

 Jun 18, 2020
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To find the volume of the water in the basement you multiply \(24 \space \text {ft} \times 32 \space \text {ft} \times 18 \space \text {in}\).

Then using the formula: \(\frac {24 \space \text {ft} \times 32 \space \text {ft} \times 18 \space \text {in}} {\frac{1}{8} \times 3}\) 

Figure out the rest yourself. 

 Jun 18, 2020

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