A large container holds 5 gallons of water. It begins leaking at a constant rate After 15 minutes, the container has 2 gallons of water left. How many minutes will it take for the container to go from full to empty?
The container will take 25 minutes to go from full to empty.
In 15 minutes, the container has lost 3 gallons of water (
Since the leak is at a constant rate, we can determine that every five minutes the container loses one gallon.
So for the container to lose the full 5 gallons will take 25 minutes (