**Pumps A, B, and C operate at their respective constant rates. Pumps A and B, operating simultaneously, can fill a certain tank in 6/5 hours, pumps A and C, operating simultaneously, can fill the tank in 3/2 hours; and pumps B and C, operating simultaneously, can fill the tank in 2 hours. How many hours does it take pumps A, B, and C, operating simultaneously, to fill the tank?**

A) 1/3

B) 1/2

C) 2/3

D) 5/6

E) 1

A) 1/3

B) 1/2

C) 2/3

D) 5/6

E) 1

**Answer:**

**E**

**1/A + 1/B = 5/6**

1/B +1/C = 2/3

1/C + 1/A =1/2

Adding all three equations above we get:

1/B +1/C = 2/3

1/C + 1/A =1/2

Adding all three equations above we get:

**1/A + 1/B +**

**1/B +1/C +**

**1/C + 1/A = 5/6 + 2/3 + 1/2**

2(1/A + 1/B + 1/C) = (5 + 4 + 3)/ 6 = 12/6

2(1/A + 1/B + 1/C) = (5 + 4 + 3)/ 6 = 12/6

**1/A + 1/B + 1/C = 12/6*2 = 1**

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**Pumps A, B, and C, operating simultaneously will fill the tank in 1 hr**