# SOLUTION: I do not understand how to come up with the answer or an equation to help me get the answer for this problem. The word problem reads: If 14 workers can complete a job in 2 days,

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 Question 473368: I do not understand how to come up with the answer or an equation to help me get the answer for this problem. The word problem reads: If 14 workers can complete a job in 2 days, how long will it take 4 workers to complete the same job? And assume that all workers work at the same rate. I have tried to divided it multiply it and subtract but nothing makes sense to me. Please help!!!!!Answer by stanbon(57377)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!If 14 workers can complete a job in 2 days, how long will it take 4 workers to complete the same job? And assume that all workers work at the same rate. --- ----------- # of Men and # of days are inversely related d = k/m --- Solve for "k" using "14 workers can complete a job in 2 days" 2 = k/14 k = 28 ----------- Then the equation relating men and days is days = 28/men ----- Problem: How long will it take 4 workers to complete the same job? And assume that all workers work at the same rate. d = 28/4 # of days = 7 ==================== Cheers, Stan H.