# SOLUTION: Sally can paint a room in 4 hours while it takes Steve 6 hours to paint the same room. How long would it take them to paint the room if they worked together?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Rate-of-work-word-problems Question 263123: Sally can paint a room in 4 hours while it takes Steve 6 hours to paint the same room. How long would it take them to paint the room if they worked together?Answer by drk(1908)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!This is a working together or job / time problem. We are given Sally's rate = 1/4 Steve's rate = 1/6 together time = x total jobs = 1 --- we use the following equation: --- from above we get multiply by 12 to get solve for x as and then or 2.4 hours.