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 Question 348181: An oil tanker can be emptied by the main pump in 4 hours. An auxiliary pump can empty the tanker in 9 hours. If the main pump is started at 9 AM, when should the auxiliary pump be started so that the tanker is emptied by noon? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15652)

 Question 348183: A bathroom tub will fill in 15 minutes with both faucets open and the stopper in place. With both faucets closed and the stopper removed, the tub will empty in 20 minutes. How long will it take for the tub to fill if both faucets are open and the stopper is removed? Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 348319: If Sally can paint a house in 4 hours and Johan can paint the same house in 6 hours, how long will it take for both of them to paint the house together? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 348796: A swimming pool is draining at 269 gallons per minute. How much water has been drained if the pump has been running for 3 hours and 11 minutes? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 348900: Construction A roofer requires 12 hours to shingle a roof. After the roofer and an apprentice work on a roof for 3 hours, the roofer moves on to another job. The apprentice requires 12 more hours to finish the job. How long would it take the apprentice, working alone, to do the job? Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 349049: Typist A spends 2560 minutes to do a job. How much time does it take for Typist B to do the same job, if when they work together it takes them both 45 minutes to do four jobs? I am having trouble with this thanks Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 349097: If it takes one worker 20 hours to roof a house and another 25 hours how long will it take them to work together? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)
 Question 349097: If it takes one worker 20 hours to roof a house and another 25 hours how long will it take them to work together? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57356)

 Question 349112: Jose can paint a house in 10 days and peter can paint the same house in 12 days . how long will it take to paint the house if both men work ? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6959)

 Question 349216: It takes joe to fill the pool with a bucket in 30minutes. It take sue to fill the same pool in 45 minutes, and it takes bill to fill the same pool in 90minutes. How long would it take for all three to fill the pool at the same time? Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2048)

 Question 349617: Mr. Wallace can paint a fence in 2 hours. His son Greg can paint the fence in 6 hours. Mr. Wallace painted alone for 1 hour and stopped working. How many hours did it take Greg to finish the job? Show your work. Click here to see answer by CharlesG2(828)

 Question 349706: It takes 5 men to clean 6 houses in 3 days, how many men will it take to clean 8 houses in 2 days. Click here to see answer by nyc_function(2733)

 Question 349817: if barbara were to paint her living room alone it would take her 3 hours. her sister denise could do the job in 5 hours. how long would it take them working together Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 350001: If bob can mow a lawn in 5 hours, and jim can mow the same lawn in 3 hours,how long will it take if they work together? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 349502: A sink has 2 faucets, A and B, and drain, C. The drain empties the sink at the same rate that faucet A fills the sink. If drain C is closed and both faucets are turned on, the sink is filled in 5 minutes. If faucet B is on, and drain C is open, the sink is filled in 20 minutes. Find the rates at which faucets A and B fill the sink. I'm not sure how to set this up. I got 7.5 for A and 12.5 for B. Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 350464: john completed 20 problems in 12 minutes.At this rate, how long will it take him to complete the remaining 7 problems? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 350467: A typest for Kelley services reports to 3E's Properties for work at 10:00 am and leaves at 6:00 pm after having typed from the end of page 8 to the end of page 50 of a proposal. 3Es pays \$120 for the typist's services. a) Find the rate of pay, in dollars per hour b) Find the average typing rate, in number of pages per hour c) Find the rate of pay, in dollars per page. i am not sure how to solve this. I dont really know how i would set it up to solve it. Can you help??? Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28595)

 Question 350649: if it takes 4 men to mow 4 lawns in 4 hours then how many men does it take to mow 50 lawns in 50 hours? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15652)

 Question 350666: A pool takes 6 hours to fill and 9 hours to drain. If the drain is left off for 6 hours while the pool is being filled, how long did filling the pool take? Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 350831: Four men and three women can do a job in 6 days. When five men and six women work on the same job, the work gets completed in 4 days. How long will a woman take to do the job, if she works alone on it? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57356)

 Question 351037: A roofer and his assistant working together can finish a roofing job in 4 hours. The roofer working alone could finish the job in 6 hours less than the assistant working alone. How long would it take the assistant working alone? Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 351466: If Steven can mix 20 drinks in 5 minutes, Sue can mix 20 drinks in 10 minutes, and Jack can mix 20 drinks in 15 minutes. How much time will it take all 3 of them working together to mix the 20 drinks? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57356)

 Question 351455: A craftman in a woodworking shop takes 45 minutes to produce 12 spice racks. how long, in hours, will it take him to produce 27 spice racks? Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2048)

 Question 351547: A swimming pool can be filled in 12 hours, and requires 18 hours to drain. If the drain was accidentally left open for 12 hours while the pool was being filled. How long did it take to fill the pool? Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 351584: 60 men worked 12 days on a job. How many men would it take to complete the same job in 8 days? Click here to see answer by nyc_function(2733)

 Question 351622: it take 4 gardeners 90 minutes to mow a lawn, how long does it take 3 gardeners to mow the same lawn Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 351851: three people painting a wall takes 2.5 hours. how many hours does it take for five people to paint the wall? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15652)
 Question 351851: three people painting a wall takes 2.5 hours. how many hours does it take for five people to paint the wall? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16890)

 Question 352056: Two teams working together can complete the project in 45 days. Team A works for 18 days and team B works for 12 days and they complete 30% of the project. How long will each team take to complete the project when they work alone. Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2048)

 Question 352096: Working together, Alice and Betty can do a certain job in 4 1/3 days. But Alice fell ill after 2 days of working and Betty finished the job continuing to work alone in 6 3/4 more days. How long would it take each to do the job if each of them worked alone? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57356)

 Question 352105: If a vat of acid can be filled by an inlet pipe in 10 hours and emptied by an outlet pipe in 20 hours, how long will it take to fill the vat if both pipes are open? Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 352569: Dave and Edith are working on a science project. It takes them 4 hrs. It would take edith 6 hrs. more than dave if she worked alone. How long would it take for each to finish the job if they worked alone? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6959)

 Question 352697: A large and small drain are opened to drain a pool.The large drain can empty the pool 6 hours. After both drains have been opened for 1 hour, the large drain clogs and is closed.The smaller drain remains open and requires 9 h more to empty the poole. How long would it take the small drain,working alone to empty the pool? Hope you can help! I am really confused with this one. Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 352889: It takes sally 15 minutes to pick apples from the tree in her backyard. Lisa can do it in 25 minutes. How long will it take them together? Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 353076: 15 persons can do the job in 6 days, how many extra persons are required if it would have to be done in 5 days? Click here to see answer by nyc_function(2733)

 Question 353322: One printer can do a printing job in 2 hours. Another printer can do the same job in 15 hours. How long can they do the job working together? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16890)
 Question 353322: One printer can do a printing job in 2 hours. Another printer can do the same job in 15 hours. How long can they do the job working together? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57356)

 Question 353742: If you are planning to make a 24 mile round trip while canoeing in a river with a current of 2 mph, how fast will you have to paddle to make the trip in 4.5 hours? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)
 Question 353742: If you are planning to make a 24 mile round trip while canoeing in a river with a current of 2 mph, how fast will you have to paddle to make the trip in 4.5 hours? Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)
 Question 353742: If you are planning to make a 24 mile round trip while canoeing in a river with a current of 2 mph, how fast will you have to paddle to make the trip in 4.5 hours? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9680)

 Question 353752: a drain can empty a swimming pool in 16 days. A drain can empty this pool in 8 days. In how much time will the two drains working together empty the pool? Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)

 Question 353757: if i can paint a wall in 7 hours, and you can paint the same wall in 8 hours, how long would it take us to paint the wall together Click here to see answer by stanbon(57356)

 Question 353830: two cars start from the same place and travel in opposite directions. One runs at an average rate which is 24 kilometers per hour faster than the other.find their rates if after 6hours,they are 702 km apart. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57356)

 Question 353829: Two trains start from the same station and run in opposite directions at an average rate of 64 kilometers per hour and 86 kilometers per hour, respectively. In how many hours will they be 255km apart. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57356)
 Question 353829: Two trains start from the same station and run in opposite directions at an average rate of 64 kilometers per hour and 86 kilometers per hour, respectively. In how many hours will they be 255km apart. Click here to see answer by sudhanshu_kmr(1152)

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