# SOLUTION: Mike, Louie and Joy can mow the lawn in 4,6, and 7 hours, respectively. What fraction of the yard can they mow in one hour if they work together?

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 Question 89768: Mike, Louie and Joy can mow the lawn in 4,6, and 7 hours, respectively. What fraction of the yard can they mow in one hour if they work together?Answer by Edwin McCravy(8918)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!``` Mike, Louie and Joy can mow the lawn in 4,6, and 7 hours, respectively. What fraction of the yard can they mow in one hour if they work together? Since Mike can mow the lawn in four hours, then in one hour he can mow one-fourth of the lawn. It's similar reasoning for the others, so: In one hour, Mike can mow of the lawn In one hour, Louie can mow of the lawn In one hour, Joy can mow of the lawn So in one hour they can mow = = of the lawn. That's about 56% of the lawn. Edwin```