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

#1**+2 **

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

#1**+2 **

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