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Brain Teasers

Week 45 - Thursday

#696

A fire engine travels nine miles to an out of control garden bonfire, at a speed of 55 mph.

It started its journey with 500 gallons of water but its tank has been leaking throughout the journey at a rate of 25 gallons per hour.

If the fire engine needs 496 gallons of water to put out the fire, will it succeed?

 

Show Answer

No, it will be short by 0.090909 gallons.