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 Question 439251: A day laborer takes three more days to paint a house than an apprentice painter. A master painter takes three days fewer than the apprentice. The master painter can do as much work in seven days as the day laborer and the apprentice working together can accomplish in six days. How long would it take the apprentice alone to paint the house? Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2052)

 Question 439672: The houses in Wanda's neighborhood have similar wooden fences, so Wanda decided to start a business painting her neighbors' fences. She painted the fence around her house; the job took her 3 hours to complete on her own. Painting a fence requires exactly 2 cans of paint that sell for \$6.85 each; Wanda already owns brushes and rollers, so paint is her only expense. Wanda knocked on her neighbors' doors and asked if they would like her to paint their fences. 6 neighbors hired Wanda. How much money will Wanda have to spend on paint in order to paint all 6 neighbors' fences? Thank you again :) I understand I must make it a proportion im just a bit confused as to how I should set it up the information. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57967)

 Question 439669: 1. Your weekly paycheck is 10 percent less than your coworker's. Your two paychecks total 750 Find the amount of each paycheck. Your coworker's is : and yours is . 2.Phyllis invested 40000 dollars, a portion earning a simple interest rate of 5 percent per year and the rest earning a rate of 6 percent per year. After one year the total interest earned on these investments was 2270 dollars. How much money did she invest at each rate? 3.What are the dimensions of the fenced in area if he only has 380 yards and the length is 30 yards more than 3 times the width? Width: yards Length: yards can u please help me solve these i am helping troubles understanding Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 440252: If a driver driving from A to B covered the distance within 2 hours at the speed of 40k/h. How long will it take someone traveling at the speed of 50k/h to cover the same distance? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 440455: How many workers will be needed to complete a task in 3 days, given that it takes 10 days for 6 workers to complete the same task? Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 440460: It takes Joe 2 hours longer than Bill to load a truck. If they load it together, they can do it in 10 hours. How long should it take Bill to do it alone? I need to describe the variable, variable phrases, write the equation, and solve. Thank you so much. Click here to see answer by rwm(914)
 Question 440460: It takes Joe 2 hours longer than Bill to load a truck. If they load it together, they can do it in 10 hours. How long should it take Bill to do it alone? I need to describe the variable, variable phrases, write the equation, and solve. Thank you so much. Click here to see answer by lwsshak3(6761)

 Question 440462: It takes pipe 1 ten hours to fill a pool. Pipe 2 can do it in 12 hours. If the pool is full, the drain pipe can empty it in 15 hours. If the pool were empty and all pipes were open, how long would it take to fill it? I need to describe the variable, variable phrases, write the equation, and solve it. Thank you soo much! Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 440803: If Sally can paint a house in 4 hours, and John can paint the same house in 6 hour, how long will it take for both of them to paint the house together? Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 441244: Painters A and B can paint a wall in 10 hours when working at the sametime. Painter B works twice as fast as A. How long would it take to each of them to paint if they worked alone? Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 441265: Bob reads 1 book every week.Kisha reads 3 books every week.So far, Bob has read 5 books and Kisha has read 3 books.If they keep reading books at the same rate, how many weeks before kisha read exactly twice as many books as Bob?Explain how you got your anwser. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57967)

 Question 441267: Tommy noticed that every day there are more sea gulls in the supermarket parking lot.On the first day,There were 7,On the second day, there were 15.On the third day, there were 24.At this rate, how many sea gulls will there be on the 8th day? Explain how you got your answer. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57967)
 Question 441267: Tommy noticed that every day there are more sea gulls in the supermarket parking lot.On the first day,There were 7,On the second day, there were 15.On the third day, there were 24.At this rate, how many sea gulls will there be on the 8th day? Explain how you got your answer. Click here to see answer by rwm(914)

 Question 441383: If three men can pave six miles in four days, how much can each man pave in one day? Click here to see answer by htmentor(808)

 Question 441577: arnold has taken 4 tests. on the 1st test he scored 83%, on the 2nd he got 85%, and on the 3rd he got 100%. the 4th test is counted double any of the other tests. what score did he get on the 4th test if his final overall average was 90% Click here to see answer by rwm(914)

 Question 441586: painters A and B can paint a wall in 10 hours when working at the same time. Printer B works twice as fast as A.HOw long would it take each of them to paint if they worked alone? Click here to see answer by rwm(914)

 Question 441815: If I can paint a house in 4hrs and You can paint a house in 6hrs...... How long will it take us to paint the house together? Please help ASAP Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9817)

 Question 441844: a roofer spends 12 hours to shingle a roof alone. The roofer quits after 3 hours and the helper spends another 12 hours to finish. how long would it take the helper alone to do the whole job? Work Attempted: 12/3=(12+x)/15 I have tried a few different ways and keep coming back to an answer of 60 hours; I am not comfortable with this answer. Click here to see answer by nerdybill(7008)

 Question 442144: If John can to a job in 2 hours and Sue can do the same job in 3 hours, how long would it take them to do the job together? I really only need the formula to do this question, if you could give me the answer that would be great as well. Click here to see answer by rwm(914)

 Question 442546: Jack usually mows his yard in 7 hours. Jane can mow the same yard in 3 hours. How much time will it take to mow it together? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57967)

 Question 443394: Jake can wallpaper a room in 10 h and Maura can do it in 8 hours. What part of the job can they do by working together for 2.5 hours? For h hours? Click here to see answer by swincher4391(726)

 Question 443565: Six workers can paint 4 houses in 8 days. How many additional workers are needed if the job of painting 8 houses must be finish in 4 days? Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 444068: if it takes my sister 2 hours to clean her room. and it takes me 1 hour and 30 minutes to clean mine. How long would it take if we worked together? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 444981: A man is allowed 25 shots at a target. For every bull's-eye he receives \$5.00, but for every miss he pays \$2.50. How many bull's-eyes did he achieve if he made a profit of \$5.00? Click here to see answer by checkley79(3056)

 Question 445050: Natasha can pick eight tree section of orange trees in four hours. It takes her brother five hours to pick the same section. how long does it take them working together? Suppose Natasha worked for two hours and then they worked together. What is the total amount of time that natasha would need to work to finish the job? Click here to see answer by rwm(914)

 Question 445103: I have been having problems with the following question: Stan can load his truck in 24 minutes. If his brother helps him, it takes them 15 minutes to load it. How long does it take Stan's brother alone? I have tried to make a chart (using work rate*time=work done) but all I could figure out was that Stan's work rate was 1/24. Please help. Click here to see answer by checkley79(3056)

 Question 445162: Painter Painter has three employees: Huey, Dewey, and Louie. Working together they can paint a large room in 4 hours. Huey and Louie can paint the same size room in 6 hours. Dewey and Louie can paint the same size room in 7 hours. How long would it take each of them to paint the room alone? Click here to see answer by swincher4391(726)

 Question 445549: Jake can complete a job in 5 hours while Jerry can complete the same job in 3 hours. a) How long would it take to complete the job if both Jerry and Jake worked together? b) How long would it take to complete the job if Jake starts the job two hours before Jerry joins him? I don't know how to set either question up Click here to see answer by stanbon(57967)

 Question 445677: six more than three times a number is twenty four Click here to see answer by rfer(12730)

 Question 445897: 1)An Experienced bricklayer can construct a small wall in 5 hours. The apprentice can complete the job in 10 hours. Calculate how long it takes to construct 3 walls if they work together. Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9817)

 Question 445982: If Sam can do a job in 4 days that Lisa can do in 6 days and Tom can do in 2 days, how long would the job take if Sam, Lisa, and Tom worked together to complete it? Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8999)

 Question 446012: A carpenter is covering a floor that measures 10 feet by 12 feet. The flooring boards are 3 inches wide and 8 feet long. How many boards will the carpenter need to cover the floor? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 445981: A sewage treatment plant has two inlet pipes to its settling pond. One pipe can fill the pond in 10 hours, the other pipe in 12 hours. If the first pipe is open for 5 hours and then the second pipe is opened, how long will it take for both pipes working together to fill the pond? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 446137: what is the unit price ? which is the better buy 5lbs of sugar for \$4.75 or 20lb bag of sugar for \$19.92 Click here to see answer by rfer(12730)

 Question 446358: One person can do a certain job in six days, a second person can do the same job in two days, and a third person can do this job in three days. How many days will they take to do the job together? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 446518: If Hose A can fill up a tank in 20 minutes and Hose B can fill up the tank in 15 minutes , how long will it take for the hose together to fill up the tank ? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(7008)
 Question 446518: If Hose A can fill up a tank in 20 minutes and Hose B can fill up the tank in 15 minutes , how long will it take for the hose together to fill up the tank ? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31528)

 Question 446552: One machine works 8 hours faster then a second machine. If the two machines take twelve hours to finish the job working together, how long will it take them individually. I just need to figure out how to get to aquadratic equasion. Click here to see answer by nerdybill(7008)
 Question 446552: One machine works 8 hours faster then a second machine. If the two machines take twelve hours to finish the job working together, how long will it take them individually. I just need to figure out how to get to aquadratic equasion. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31528)

 Question 446749: Marian can weed a garden in 3 hours. robin can weed a garden in 4 hours. how long will it take them to weed a garden if they work together Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9817)

 Question 446849: one printing press can print the first edition of a book in 55 min, whereas a second printing press requires 66 min to print the same number or copies. how long would it take to print the first edition with both presses operating Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 446848: a new machine can make 10,000 aluminum cans three times faster than an older machine. with both machines working, 10,000 cans be made in 9h. how long would it take the new machine, working alone, to make the 10,000 cans? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 446852: a mason can construct a retaining wall in 10 h. with the mason's apprentice assisting, the task takes 6 h. how long would it take the apprentice, working alone, to construct the wall? Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)

 Question 446856: two welders who work at the same rate are welding the girders of a building. after they work together for 10 h, one of the welders quits. the second welder requires 20 more hours to complete the welds. find the time it would have taken one of the welders, working alone, to complete the welds. Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)

 Question 446855: one technician can wire a security alarm in 4 h, whereas it takes 6 hr for a second technician to do the same job. after working alone for 2 h, the first technician quit. how long will it take the second technician to complete the wiring? Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)

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