# SOLUTION: Four people can varnish the wooden deck of their ship in 3 hr and 14 min. Suppose that three people have to do this job. If all people work at the ame rate, how long will it take t

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Rate-of-work-word-problems Question 425115: Four people can varnish the wooden deck of their ship in 3 hr and 14 min. Suppose that three people have to do this job. If all people work at the ame rate, how long will it take three people to varnish the deck?Answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15656)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Four people can varnish the wooden deck of their ship in 3 hr and 14 min. Suppose that three people have to do this job. If all people work at the same rate, how long will it take three people to varnish the deck? : We can do this using the man-hour method Change 3 hr 14 min = 3.23 hrs 4 * 3.23 = 12.933 man hrs to complete the job : Let t = no. of hrs for 3 men to do the job 3t = 12.933 t = 4.31 hrs which is 4 + .31(60) = 4 hrs 18.67 min for 3 men to do it