This is a straight-forward problem from *Five Hundred Mathematical Challenges*.

“A boat has sprung a leak. Water is coming in at a uniform rate and some has already accumulated when the leak is detected. At this point, 12 men of equal skill can pump the boat dry in 3 hours, while 5 men require 10 hours. How many men are needed to pump it dry in 2 hours?”

See the Bailing Water Problem for solution.