SOLUTION: A clerk can complete a job in 4 hours. Another clerk can do the same job in 2 hours. How long will it take them working together? This is what I got and wanted to see if it wa

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Rate-of-work-word-problems Question 92407: A clerk can complete a job in 4 hours. Another clerk can do the same job in 2 hours. How long will it take them working together? This is what I got and wanted to see if it was right? 1/4x + 1/2x=1 then i put 1/4 + 2/4 =4t 3x/3 = 4/3 = 1 1/3 hoursAnswer by checkley71(8403)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!A MORE DIRECT APPROACH TO THESE TYPE OF BROBLEMS IS THE PRODUCT DIVIDED BY THE SUM OF THE 2 TIMES. 4*2/(4+2)=8/6=4/3=1 1/3 ANSWER.