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 Click here to see ALL problems on Rate-of-work-word-problems Question 628273: If 5 machines complete a certain task in 12 days, how many machines are needed to finish the same task in 10 days?Found 2 solutions by bondc, hibiskus:Answer by bondc(3)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!5 machines = x machines 12 days 10 days 50 = 12x x = 25/6 or 4.11111 machines Since machines cannot be bought this way, the answer is still 5. Answer by hibiskus(2)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!If 12 then 5. If 10 then how many? 12->5 10-> there are 6 machines