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?

1 Answer
Oct 19, 2016

Answer:

The container will take 25 minutes to go from full to empty.

Explanation:

In 15 minutes, the container has lost 3 gallons of water (#5-2=3#).

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 (#5xx5=25#)