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# A 10,000 gallon swimming pool needs to be emptied. Exactly 2000 gallons have already been pumped out of the pool and into the tanker. How can you determine how long it will take to pump all of the water into the tanker. 720 gallons per hour can be emptied from the pool.

Hint:

## The correct answer is: 11.11

### Step by step solution:Let the time (in hours) taken be denoted by x and let the quantity of water in the pool be denoted by y. First, we find a linear function representing the relationship between x and y Given, The rate at which the water is pumped= 720 gallons per hour Quantity of water already pumped out = 2000 gallons The total quantity of water in the pool = 10000 gallons From the slope intercept form of an equation y = mx + c, where m is slope and c is the y-intercept, And using the values m=720 and c =2000, we getWe need to pump out 10000 gallons of water, so putting y= 10000 in the above equation, we get10000 = 720x + 2000Next, we solve for x,Dividing by 720 throughout, we haveThus, we will need 11.11 hours to empty the pool.

We can also solve this problem without the use of functions. There is 10000 gallons of water and 2000 gallons of water is already emptied. So there is (10000-2000=) 8000 gallons of water. It is given that the rate at which water is pumped is 720 gallons per hour. So the time taken is  hours