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Question 06 (b) 

The height of fluid, in a cylindrical container is controlled by a pump so that it satisfies the differential equation where , are constants, and is the initial height of the fluid. (b) At what time will the container be empty? 
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The container is empty when the height of the fluid in the container is zero. 
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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. To find the time t_{empty} when the height h(t_{empty}) is zero we calculate Solving for t_{empty} yields
