If a pipe can fill a tank in x hours, what fractional part of the tank will be filled in one hour?

2 Answers
Apr 23, 2018

Answer:

#1/x#

Explanation:

If it takes #x# hours to fill a tank, i.e. to fill #1# tank, then in #1# hour, it'll fill #1/x# of the tank.

Apr 23, 2018

Answer:

#1/x# of it

Explanation:

when we have a number instead of #x#
case 1:
if a pipe can fill a tank in 5 hrs, what fractional part will be filled in a5hrs? answer: #1/5#th of it, the answer is always #1/x#ths of it