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 Question 446846: It takes Sam h hours to rake the yard, and it takes Emma k hours to rake the yard, where h>k. let t be the amount of time it takes Sam and Emma to rake the yard working together. is t less than k, between k and h, or greater than k? Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8893)

 Question 446847: one person with a skiploader requires 12 h to remove a large quantity of earth. a second, larger skiploader can remove the same amount of earth in 4 h. how long would it take to remove the earth with both skiploaders working together? Click here to see answer by htmentor(789)

 Question 446935: two machines that fill cereal boxes work at the same rate. after they work together for 7 h, one machine breaks down. the second machine requires 14 h more to finish filling the boxes. how long would it have taken one of the machines, working alone, to fill the boxes? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6951)

 Question 446975: Shawna can pour a large concrete driveway in six hours. Dan can pour the same driveway in seven hours. Find how long it would take them if they worked together. Click here to see answer by rwm(914)

 Question 445332: Sam can paint the fence in 9 hours and Bob can paint it in 6 hours. How long will it take if Sam and Bob paint the fence together? I tried 1/9 + 1/6 = 1/15 so I got the answer of "3 hours" but it was marked wrong. Click here to see answer by rwm(914)

 Question 446940: Zack and Mindy picked a row of peas together in m minutes. it would have taken Zack n minutes to pick the row of peas by himself. what fraction of the row of peas did Zack pick? what fraction of the row of peas did Mindy pick? Click here to see answer by rwm(914)

 Question 447324: An experienced worker can paint a room three times faster than her apprentice can. Working together, they can do the job in 6 hours. How long would it take the experienced worker to finish the job if she worked alone? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 447510: A mason can lay the bricks in a sidewalk in 14 hours. The mason's apprentice requires 22 hours to do the same job. After working together for 3 hours, the mason leaves for another job and the apprentice continues working. How long will it take the apprentice to complete the job? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 447619: "If it took 5 people 45 minutes to count all the ballot papers how long would it have taken 3 people?" I think it is as follows???..... 5 people took 45 mins therefore each person did the equivalent of 9 mins worth of work....with 2 less people (18 mins worth) you need to add the 18 mins to the 45 mins that the 5 people managed to do the job in ...the answer being 63mins? Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8893)

 Question 447705: denise can clean his house in 4 hours. his sister can clean the house in 3 hours. working together how long will it take them to clean the house? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16872)

 Question 447935: tom types 135 words in 3min. at that rate how many words in 10 min? Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8893)

 Question 447908: this morning it took armenta 45min, to drive to work.During the first half hour he traveled 25miles.He drove at an average speed of 65miles per hour the rest of the work to work.How many miles in all did Armenta drive? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15645)

 Question 448312: Any help would surely be appreciated. "If Cody and Hunter painted the room together, it would take them 4 hours and 57 minutes. Cody would be able to paint a room 3 hours and 3 minutes faster if Hunter helped. Figure out how long each person needs to paint a room alone". Thanks. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15645)

 Question 448587: I've been trying to do this problem for days please help me!!! "Dan and Chris can fix the fence together in 4 hours and 25 minutes. Chris and Steph can fix the fence together in 2 hours and 55 minutes. How long each person can fix the fence alone? Click here to see answer by sudhanshu_kmr(1152)

 Question 448983: Two printers working together can finish a piece of work in 6 days. Working alone, one of the printers can do the same work in 9 days. How long would it take the other printer to complete the work? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9664)

 Question 449088: A coffee manufacturer wants to market a new blend of coffee that sells for \$3.92 per pound by mixing two coffees, one that sells for \$2.75 per pound, and another that sells for \$5.00 per pound. What amounts of each coffee should be blended to obtain 100 pounds of the desired mixture? don't know how to write this equation Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 449172: Luis can build a shed in 7 hours 30 minutes. Express the work rate as a fraction of the job per hour. I am able to figure out the work rate when the problem includes only hours such as if it only said 7 hours the work rate would me 1/7 but i do not know how to figure out when there are hours and minutes. Thank you for your help. Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 449552: Gina and Cal can spray an orchard in 8 hours. Gina working alone would take 12 hours to do the job. How long would it take Cal working alone to do the job? Click here to see answer by rwm(914)

 Question 447225: PROBLEM 16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ It takes Daniel ten hours to oil the lanes in a bowling alley. Ndiba can oil the same lanes in 9 hours. If they worked together how long would it take them? Click here to see answer by rwm(914)

 Question 449543: A small water pipe takes twice as long to fill a tank as does a larger water pipe. With both pipes open, it takes 16 h to fill the tank. Find the time it would take the small pipe working alone to fill the tank. Click here to see answer by rwm(914)

 Question 445916: If A's rate of doing work is to B's is 6:8 and A does a piece of work in 50 days, how long will it take B to do it? Click here to see answer by rwm(914)

 Question 444935: You can do a job in 12 minutes and your friend takes 15 minutes. How long will it take both of you to complete the job working together? Click here to see answer by rwm(914)

 Question 444755: an experienced painter can paint a garage twice as fast as his apprentice. working together, the painters require 4 hours to paint a garage. how long would it take the experienced painter working alone to paint the garage? Click here to see answer by rwm(914)

 Question 444113: Jean paints a house in 4 days. Brett can paint the same house in 6 days and Joe can paint the same house in 2 days. How much time will it take to paint the house together? Click here to see answer by rwm(914)

 Question 444102: Jane can paint a 12 foot by 12 foot wall in 3/4 of an hour. How long will it take her to paint another wall that is 15 x 16 ft. Do not use cross multiplication.Draw a picture. Click here to see answer by rwm(914)

 Question 443501: it takes x hours to fill a swimming pool when only hose 1 is used. It takes y hours to fill the pool if only hose 2 is used. Write a rational expression to show how long How takes to fill the pool if both hoses are used. Can you explain the answer and how you got to it? Click here to see answer by rwm(914)

 Question 441932: a painter bought 12 gallons of paint to paint two rooms. one room is twice the size of the other and requires 3 coats of paint. the smaller room requires only 2 coats. the client decided not to paint the second room after all. how many gallons of paint will the painter have to return? Click here to see answer by rwm(914)

 Question 449997: a cooling tank can be filled by 1 pipe in 24 mins. and by the another pipe in 30 mins.how long will it takes to fill the tank if both pipes are used at the same time..?? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57282)

 Question 450204: if one painter can paint a house in 5 days and another painter can paint the same house in 4 days, how long will it take them to paint the house together? Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 450436: It takes Jon 75 minutes to paint a room. It takes Jeff 60 minutes and Jackie 80 minutes each to paint the same room. How long will the painting take if all three work together? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15645)

 Question 450701: Hi, can you help me understand this! "Tim can build 3 shelves in one day and Al can build 4 shelves in 2 days. If Al starts work one day before Tim, how long will they work together to build 22 shelves?" Thank you very much for your time! Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8893)
 Question 450701: Hi, can you help me understand this! "Tim can build 3 shelves in one day and Al can build 4 shelves in 2 days. If Al starts work one day before Tim, how long will they work together to build 22 shelves?" Thank you very much for your time! Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9664)

 Question 450932: Using the tap it takes aaron 4 minutes to fill his wading pool. Using the neighbors hose it takes 12 minutes. how long would it take if he used both the tap and the hose? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)
 Question 450932: Using the tap it takes aaron 4 minutes to fill his wading pool. Using the neighbors hose it takes 12 minutes. how long would it take if he used both the tap and the hose? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 451155: An inlet pipe can fill a water tank in 10hours, while an outlet pie can empty the same tank in 15 hours. By mistake, both pipes are left open. How long will it take to fill the water tank with both pipes open. Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6951)

 Question 451383: Trying to help my little brother with his homework, with little success. Pipes A and B take 8 hours to fill a pool. Pipe A is twice the size of pipe B. How long would it take to fill the pool using only pipe A? We believe 2 + 2b = 8 would be a logical starting place, but don't know where to go from there. Thanks for any help. Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)
 Question 451383: Trying to help my little brother with his homework, with little success. Pipes A and B take 8 hours to fill a pool. Pipe A is twice the size of pipe B. How long would it take to fill the pool using only pipe A? We believe 2 + 2b = 8 would be a logical starting place, but don't know where to go from there. Thanks for any help. Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 451490: An empty swimming pool is to be filled using two hoses. The red hose, working alone, would fill the pool in 12 hours. The green hose, working alone, would fill the pool in 8 hours. Both hoses are turned on at 8:00 am. What time will the pool be full? Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 451512: One grocery clerk can stock a shelf in 45 min. A second clerk requires 25 min to stock the same shelf. How long would it take to stock the shelf if the two clerks worked together? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6951)
 Question 451512: One grocery clerk can stock a shelf in 45 min. A second clerk requires 25 min to stock the same shelf. How long would it take to stock the shelf if the two clerks worked together? Click here to see answer by pedjajov(51)

 Question 451511: One printing press can print the first edition of a book in 28 min, whereas a second printing press requires 70 min to print the same number of copies. How long would it take to print the first edition with both presses operating? Click here to see answer by pedjajov(51)

 Question 451656: A stone is thrown directly upward from a height of 30ft with a velocity of 60ft/sec. The height of the stone t seconds after it has been thrown is given by the function s(t)= - 16t^2 + 16t + 30. Find the time at which the stone reaches its maximum height and find that maximum height. Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6951)

 Question 451162: An inlet pipe can fill a water tank in 10 hours, while an outlet pipe can empty the same tank in 15 hours. By mistake, both pipes are left open. How long will it take to fill the water tank with both pipes open? Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8893)

 Question 451900: When Amos and Bert do a certain job, it takes 13 and 19/23 hours. WHen Bert and Clyde do it, it takes 13 and 1/5 hours. When Amos and Clyde do it, it takes 17 and 5/23 hours. How long does it take each brother to do it alone? Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)
 Question 451900: When Amos and Bert do a certain job, it takes 13 and 19/23 hours. WHen Bert and Clyde do it, it takes 13 and 1/5 hours. When Amos and Clyde do it, it takes 17 and 5/23 hours. How long does it take each brother to do it alone? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57282)

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