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 Question 313741: please help i keep getting stuck =( please show work. thanks. pam can build a house in 11 2/3 months and jerry can build a house in 8 3/4 months. if they work together, how long would it take to build the house working together.Found 2 solutions by stanbon, ankor@dixie-net.com:Answer by stanbon(57984)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!pam can build a house in 11 2/3 months and jerry can build a house in 8 3/4 months. if they work together, how long would it take to build the house working together. ---- Pam DATA: time = 35/3 months/job ; rate = 3/35 job/month ---- Jerry DATA: time = 35/4 months/job ; rate = 4/35 job/month ------------- Together DATA: time = x months/job ; rate = 1/x job/month ----------------------------------------------- Equation: rate + rate = together rate 3/35 + 4/35 = 1/x --- 7/35 = 1/x x = 35/7 = 5 months (time for them to do the job together) ========================================================== Cheers, Stan H. Answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15747)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!pam can build a house in 11 2/3 months and jerry can build a house in 8 3/4 months. if they work together, how long would it take to build the house working together. : Convert 11 2/3 to Convert 8 3/4 to : Let t = time required if they work together : Let the completed job = 1 : A shared work equation: + = 1 Invert the dividing fractions and multiply; you have: + = 1 multiply by 35 to get rid of the denominators 3t + 4t = 35 7t = 35 t = t = 5 days working together :