3.6 Flow Rates |

## Flow RatesFlow rates describe the speed at which water is flowing. They are described in gallons per minute (gpm). The following test is a simple way to observe a flow rate. ## Practice1. If it took 3 minutes and 40 seconds to fill a 100-gallon bucket, what was the flow rate? Select the correct answer. 2. An engine operator notices that 40% of the tank water has been used in 1 hour. At that rate, how long will it take to empty the tank? Select the correct answer. 3. A 1200 gallon portable tank is set up to supply two pumps that are pumping two hose lays at a total use-rate of 30 gallons per minute. How many 2000 gallon water tenders will it take to keep the tank filled if the fill-and-return time is one hour? Select the correct answer. |