# SOLUTION: Jim can fill a pool carrying buckets of water in 30 minutes. Sue can do the same job in 45 minutes. Tony can do the same job in 1 ½ hours. How quickly can all three fill the pool

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 Question 372732: Jim can fill a pool carrying buckets of water in 30 minutes. Sue can do the same job in 45 minutes. Tony can do the same job in 1 ½ hours. How quickly can all three fill the pool together?Found 2 solutions by checkley79, Alan3354:Answer by checkley79(3050)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!1/.5+1/.75+1/1.5=1/X (3+2+1)/(.5*.75*1.5)=1/X 6/.5625=1/X 6X=.5625 X=.5625/6 X=.094 HOURS OR 5.64 MINUTES. Answer by Alan3354(30993)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Jim does 1/30 of the job per minute Sue does 1/45 Tony does 1/90 -------- Together, they do 1/30 + 1/45 + 1/90 = 6/90 per minute = 1/15 --> Together, it takes them 15 minutes.