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A cylindrical container has a height of 24 inches. Currently, the container is filled with water to a height of 18 inches. A leaky faucet drips into the container, causing the height of the water in the container to increase by 2 inches per hour. The equation below can be used to find t, the number of hours it would take to fill the container.

18 + ?t = 24

What number should be the coefficient of t?

Guest Mar 15, 2018

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The question states the drip fills the container at  2 in/hr

    since the variable is 't'  ...as in hours....if you multiply   hrs x 2 in/hr    the 'hr' will cancel and you will be left with inches...

the coefficient should be   '2'

ElectricPavlov  Mar 15, 2018
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Best Answer

The question states the drip fills the container at  2 in/hr

    since the variable is 't'  ...as in hours....if you multiply   hrs x 2 in/hr    the 'hr' will cancel and you will be left with inches...

the coefficient should be   '2'

ElectricPavlov  Mar 15, 2018

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