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Will is filling up his pool for the summer, and water from the hose flows into the pool at 6 gallons per minute. The pool holds 17,280 gallons. How long, in hours, does it take to fill the pool?

A 48 hours

The water is flowing into the pool at a rate of 6 gallons per minute. Do the math to see how long it takes to get to 17,280 gallons: 17,280 gallons ÷ 6 gallons/minute = 2,880 minutes. To convert to hours, divide by 60 minutes: 2,880 minutes ÷ 60 minutes/hour = 48 hours.