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 Question 438600: The time Laura takes to write a report is directly proportional to the length of the report. If it takes Laura 2 hours to write a 300-word report,how long will she take to write a 750- word report? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 435930: if i can compleate a science project alone in 9 hours, and you compleate the same project in 4.5 hours, how long would it take for us to compleate the project together? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 435759: A water tank has two drainpipes attached to it. The larger pipe can drain the tank in 2 hours less than the smaller pipe. If both pipes are being used, they can drain the tank in 4 hours. How long would it takw the smaller pipe to drain the tank working alone? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 435508: One pipe can fill a pool 1.25 times faster than a second pipe. When both pipes are opened , they fill the pool in 5 hours. How long would it take to fill the pool if only the slower pipe is used? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 435138: John cuts a cord of wood three times as fast as Ben. Together they can cut a cord of wood in 12 hours. How long does it take each one to cut a cord of wood? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 435128: If it takes 3 hrs to travel 15 miles downstream and 5 hr to travel upstream, how fast is the current if the speed of the boat remains constant? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 434896: Two contractors were working together to finish concrete. One can finish 25 sqaure yards in 4 hours, and the other can finish 25 sqaure yards in 5 hours. How much concrete can they finish in 8 hours working together? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 456040: A hose can fill a children's pool in 3 hours. If the drain is open, the pool will drain in 5 hours. If the hose is turned on AND the drain is left open, how long will it take to fill the children's pool? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57205)

 Question 456608: it takes maria 1 and 1/2 hours to deliver newspapers every morning. Hal can deliver them in one hour. How fast can they deliver the newspapers if they work together? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57205)

 Question 457478: Together, Bob and Tom take 4 hours to get the yard work done. If Bob works alone, it takes him 6 hours. How long would it take Tom, working alone, to do all of the yard work? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9645)

 Question 457756: one pipe can fill the pool in 3 hours.another pipe can fill the pool in 6 hours. The first pipe started filling at 9am and the other pipe started filling at 10am. how long would it take to fill the pool? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15622)

 Question 457901: An old machine requires three times as many hours to complete a job as a new machine. When both machines work together, they require 9 hours to complete a job. How many hours would it take the new machine to finish the job operating alone? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9132)

 Question 457902: Diane can weave baskets twice as fast as Sheena. Working together, they can fill a gift shop's order for baskets in 12 hours. How long will it take Diane if she works alone? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9132)

 Question 458012: It takes 1 hour for 4 laborers to build a wall. How much time would it take for 5 laborers to build a wall? Thanks and regards, lis Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 457991: a winery has a barrel to hold chardonnay. An inlet pipe can fill the barrel in 11 hours, while an outlet pipe can empty the barrel in 14 hours. how long will it take to fill the barrel if both the inlet and outlet poprs are open Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6948)

 Question 458011: It takes a plane eight hours to fly 1280 miles with the wind. If it takes it 12 hours and 48 minutes (12.8 hours) to cover the same distance when flying against the wind, find the speed of the wind in miles per hour. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30935)

 Question 458236: If it takes 6 men 6 days to dig 6 holes, how long would it take 100 men to dig 50 holes? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30935)

 Question 458675: If it takes 4 men 20 days to build a house how long would it take 6 men to build the house? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57205)

 Question 458868: An aircraft carrier left the pier traveling east eight hours before a fishing boat. The fishing boat traveled in the opposite direction for four hours, going 5 mph slower than the aircraft carrier. The ships were then 380 miles apart. What was the aircraft carrier's speed? Thank you! Click here to see answer by stanbon(57205)

 Question 458867: It takes Rob 10 hours to clean an attic. Sam can clean the same attic in 11 hours. How long would it take them if they work together? Thank You!! Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15622)

 Question 459216: 2 h and 30 mins to fill a swimming pool using 2 hose pipes,how long will it take nina to fill the pool if she uses 3 Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9645)

 Question 459219: If it takes seven men 2.5 hours to clean up a street after a New Year's party, how long (in hour and minutes) would it take for three men to do the job? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57205)

 Question 459485: One pipe can fill a tank in 40 hours, while a second pipe can fill the same tank in 32 hours. How long would it take both pipes working together to fill the tank? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16868)
 Question 459485: One pipe can fill a tank in 40 hours, while a second pipe can fill the same tank in 32 hours. How long would it take both pipes working together to fill the tank? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9132)

 Question 458859: Working alone, it takes Sue 13 hours to pick 40 bushels of apples. Kim can pick the same amount in 15 hours. If they work together, how long would it take them? Thamk you! Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9132)

 Question 459861: Six tractors can plow a field in 8 hours if they all work together. How many hours will it take 4 tractors to do the job? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9132)

 Question 459510: suppose that a small pump can empty a swimming pool in 60 hours and that a large pump can empty a pool in 40 hours. working together, how long will it take to empty the pool? Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 460758: A man and a boy can do in 15 days of work in which would be done by 7 men and 9 boys in 2 days. How long would it take one man to do it alone? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15622)

 Question 461051: If a worker can do a job in 10 hours, and another can do that job in 7, how long would it take both of them to do that job together? Click here to see answer by rwm(914)

 Question 461177: Rwo hikers walking in opposite directions start from camp at the same time. The average rate of the westbound hiker is 2 km/hr more than the rate of the eastbound hiker. If they are 15 km apart after 1,5 hr, what is the rate of each hiker. Click here to see answer by lwsshak3(6456)

 Question 460750: it takes two laser printers 108 minutes, working together to complete 5760 page print job. if each printer is printing this job alone, the first laser printer takes 90 minutes longer than the second laser printer. How long does it take each printer to print the job alone? What is the speed of each printer? It takes the second printer ? number of minutes to complete the job alone. It takes the first printer ? number of minutes to complete the job alone. The speed of the second printer is ? number of pages per minute. The speed of the first printer is ? number of pages per minute Click here to see answer by lwsshak3(6456)

 Question 462660: A can work twice as fast B . If B takes 12 days to complete a work how long will A take to do it alone Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)

 Question 463256: 10 men can paint 30 houses in 60 days,so 5 men can paint 16 houses in how many days? Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 462200: Three men, four women and six children can complete a work in seven days. A women does double the work a man does and a child does half the work a man does. How many women alone can complete this work in 7 days. Click here to see answer by lwsshak3(6456)

 Question 464281: it takes steven four times as long to cut the lawn as it does andrew. working together it takes them 2 hours to cut the lawn. how long will it take steven to cut the lawn alone? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15622)

 Question 464859: it takes brenda 2 and 1/2 hours to mow her lawn. How much of the lawn will she have mowed after 1 hour? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6948)
 Question 464859: it takes brenda 2 and 1/2 hours to mow her lawn. How much of the lawn will she have mowed after 1 hour? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9645)

 Question 464785: it takes Tom and John 2 hours to do a certain job,it takes tom and harry 3 hours to do the same job and it takes john and harry 4 hours to do the same job. how long would it take tom, john and harry to do the job if all 3 worked together? Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8879)

 Question 464962: how long does it take to paint 200 lf of 1 1/2 inch diameter pipe railing? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30935)

 Question 465648: taylor can paint a room in twelve hours. Jennifer can paint the room in ten hours. How long does it take for both taylor and jennifer to paint the room if they are working together? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6948)

 Question 465644: it takes tweanty-four days for eighteen people,who are all working together at the same rate, two build a house. how long would it take six people to build a house? Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 465706: Tom can paint a room in 5 hours; if he works with Tim, they can paint together the same room in 2 hours. How long does it take for Tim to paint the room by himself? I came up with 1/5 – 1/2 = x I think X would be 3, that Tim could paint the room in 3 hours. But I am not sure. Please help any advice would be great, tahnk you! Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15622)

 Question 466903: A building is 5 stories tall with windows on all four sides. Each floor has 24 windows. The cost for washing windows is \$1.00 for first floor, \$1.50 for second floor, etc. How much will it cost to wash the windows on this building? (I know this answer). I need help with the second question: What if the building were n stories tall? I appreciate your help. Thank-you! Click here to see answer by stanbon(57205)

 Question 467106: A study shows that an office staff of x people will consume y cups of coffee over a period of z days. At this rate, how long would it take a staff of 3x people to consume y/12 cups of coffee? Click here to see answer by Big Poop(157)

 Question 467210: if it take 30 men to do a task in 16 days how many men would need 20 days for a task Click here to see answer by Big Poop(157)

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