Gallery Problems Exercise

Leaky Faucet

Leaky Faucet

How long will it take for the sink to fill up?

  1. Watch the video Drips. Write down a estimate of how long it will take for the sink to fill up based on what you see.
  2. Watch the video 5 Drops. Write down an estimate for filling the sink that you know is too high and an estimate that you know is too low.
  3. What information do you need to know in order to find the amount of time it will take the sink to fill up at the given drip rate?
  4. The sink holds 3 gallons. Use the information in the video 85 Milliliters to find how long the sink will take to fill.
  5. Watch the video Leaky Faucet Timelapse.
    • How does your answer compare to the time recorded in the video?
    • What might cause the similarities or differences between your calculations and the actual time?

VIDEO: Drips
VIDEO: 5 Drops
VIDEO: 85 Milliliters
VIDEO: Leaky Faucet Timelaspe