# SOLUTION: if John paints a house in 6 hours and ted paints a house in 12 hours, how long will it take if they work together?

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 Question 470746: if John paints a house in 6 hours and ted paints a house in 12 hours, how long will it take if they work together?Answer by Alan3354(30993)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!In 1 hour, John can do 1/6 and Ted can do 1/12. Can you go from there? ------------------- I had a problem similar to this in 8th grade algebra. I worked on it over an entire weekend before I figured out how to do it, and all like it. Has someone showed me how to do it, I would not have had the experience of solving it myself. I think that experience was, at least in part, contributed to my better than average abilities in math, and in figuring things out in general. -------------- It's not about getting the answers.