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 Question 507505: I am trying to help my nephew with a word problem and am having trouble coming up with the equation. Could you please help me? Thank you. If an entire job can be done in 5 hours and 20 minutes how much of the job can be done in one hour. The equation is supposed to be in fractions. Thank you.Answer by nerdybill(6959)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!If an entire job can be done in 5 hours and 20 minutes how much of the job can be done in one hour. The equation is supposed to be in fractions. . 5 hours and 20 minutes is the same as: 5 + 20/60 5 + 1/3 15/3 + 1/3 16/3 hours . your equation is: "time" * "rate" "time" is one hour "rate" is 1 job per 16/3 hours . 1(1/(16/3)) 1(3/16) 3/16 of the entire job can be done in an hour