8.  Water in a canal, 6 m wide and 1.5 m deep, is flowing with a speed of 10 km/h. How much area will it irrigate in 30 minutes, if 8 cm of standing water is needed?

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Speed of water is: 10 Km/hr 

And the volume of water flow in 1 minute is   :

    =\ 9\times \frac{10000}{60}\ =\ 1500\ m^3

Thus the volume of water flow in 30 minutes will be :    =\ 1500\ \times 30\ =\ 45000\ m^3

Let us assume irrigated area be A. Now we can equation the expression of volumes as the volume will remain the same.

                                            45000\ =\ \frac{A\times 8}{100}

                                                  A\ =\ 562500\ m^2

Thus the irrigated area is 562500 \:m^2.                                

      

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