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 Question 505239: clarissa can clean a house in 10 days. shawna can clean a house in 15 days. how many days do they take to clean the house together? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9681)

 Question 505268: A bath tub can be filled by the hot and cold water pipes in 4 minutes, and when full it can be emptied by the waste pipe in 5 minutes. If it is half full, and all three pipes are set running, when will the tub be filled? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6960)

 Question 505286: 12 men can build a 5 houses in 75 days.How long will 20 men take to build 7 such houses. Click here to see answer by htmentor(789)

 Question 505410: I really need help with this and need this word problem translated into an algebraic equation with only one variable. Then it needs to be simplified. Question: The area of a rectangle is 72 square inches. If the length is 40 inches greater than four times the width, what are the dimensions of the rectangle? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15653)
 Question 505410: I really need help with this and need this word problem translated into an algebraic equation with only one variable. Then it needs to be simplified. Question: The area of a rectangle is 72 square inches. If the length is 40 inches greater than four times the width, what are the dimensions of the rectangle? Click here to see answer by Taxie(4)

 Question 506379: Harold and Jim together can do a job in six days. Harold can do the job working alone in eight days. How long does it take Jim to do the job working alone? Click here to see answer by Maths68(1474)

 Question 506533: One man can paint a garage in 28 hours. After working for 12 hours, he was given a new job, and a second man finished painting in 18 hours. How long would the second man take take to paint to whole garage? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6960)

 Question 507078: Joe and Moe can mow the lawn in 26 minutes if they work together. If Moe works twice as fast as Joe, how long does it take Joe to mow the lawn alone? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6960)

 Question 507347: One pipe fills a storage tank in 30 hours. A second pipe fills the same tank in 45 hours. When a third pipe is added and all three pipes are used to fill the tank it only 9 hours. Find how long it takes the third pipe to do the job. Click here to see answer by lwsshak3(6509)

 Question 507764: It will take 24 men working 9 hours a day each to build a house in 45 days. Given that all men work at the same rate, a. How nay days will 18 men take to build the same house if they work 8 hours a day ? b. how many hours per day must 20 men work if the house is to be completed in 48 days ? Click here to see answer by lwsshak3(6509)

 Question 507802: A and B working together can do a job in 6 2/3 hours. A became ill after 3 hours of working with B. B finished the job, continuing to work alone, in 8 1/4 more hours. How long would it take each working alone to do the job? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9681)

 Question 508350: Mary, sue and bill work at a motel. If each worked alone, it would take mary 10 hours, sue 8 hours and bill 12 hours. One day Mary came to work early and she had cleaned for 2 hours when Sue and bill arrived all three finished the job. How long did they take to finish? Click here to see answer by lwsshak3(6509)

 Question 508414: 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 roofer working alone? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6960)

 Question 508410: a tank is filled with 2 pipes. the first pipe can fill the tank in 10 hours. But after it has been opened for3 1/3 hours, the second pipe is opened and the tank is filled up in 4 hours more. how long would it take the second pipe to fill the tank? the two pipes have different diameters. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15653)

 Question 508725: if a hot tub hold 630 gallons of water when its full and a hose is filling it at 6 gallons every 5 min jow long would it take to fill it up? Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 508937: One painter can paint 3 pictures in 60 minutes. Another can paint 5 pictures in 75 minutes. If both work together, how long will it take them to paint 7 pictures? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57361)

 Question 509134: If Sally can paint a house in 4 hours, & John 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 nerdybill(6960)
 Question 509134: If Sally can paint a house in 4 hours, & John 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 J2R2R(94)

 Question 509222: Officials begin to release water from a full man-made lake at a rate that would empty the lake in 18 weeks,but a river that can fill the lake in 25 weeks is replenishing the lake at the same time. How long does it take to empty the lake? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57361)

 Question 509741: if 10 men take 3 day to complete a piece of work.how may days will 2 men take to complete the same work? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9681)

 Question 509745: if 3 men take 3 day to complete a piece of work.how may days will 2 men take to complete the same work? Click here to see answer by lwsshak3(6509)

 Question 509849: a tank be fulled by one pipe in 30 minutes emtied by onother in 50 minutes. if both pipes are open, how long will it take to full tank. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 510150: Clarissa and Shawna, working together, can paint the exterior of a house in 6 days. Clarissa by herself can complete this in 5 days less than Shawna. how long will it take Clarissa to complete the job by herself? Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 510475: "10men can paint 30house in 60 days and 5 men can paint 15 house in how many days" Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8909)

 Question 510455: Susan can sew a dress in 10 days. What is her rate of work and what part of the dress is finished after 6 days Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8909)

 Question 511128: Tina can wash the windows of an office building in 3/4 the time it takes her apprentice. One day they worked together for 2hrs. 16mins. and then Tina continued alone. It took her 4hrs. 32 mins. more to complete the job. How long would it take her apprentice to wash all the windows alone? 3/4(x) + x = 544 3x + 4x = 2176 7x = 2176 x = 310.86 310.86/60 = 5hr 11mins but this can't be right Click here to see answer by solver91311(16897)

 Question 511281: A man and a boy perform a task in 2 days. They completed one half of the task the first day with the man working 8 hours and the boy working 10 hours. On the next day, they finished the task with the man working 4 hours and the boy working 15 hours. Find how many hours would take for each to do the task working alone. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15653)

 Question 511722: Three bulldozer operators R, S and T can level off an area for a landing strip in 30 hours. R can do twice as much as S, and S can do 5/3 as much as T. How long would it take each to do the work? Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 512051: A drain can empty a swimming pool in 8 days. A second drain can empty this pool in 4 days. In how much time will the two drains working together empty the pool? Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 512436: An experienced painter can paint a fence twice as fast as an inexperienced painter. Working together, they can paint the fence in 4 hours. How long would it take the experienced painter to paint it by himself? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9681)

 Question 512923: It takes Sara 2 hours to paint a fence and Daniel 4 hours to paint the same fence. How long will it take to paint the fence if they work together? Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8909)
 Question 512923: It takes Sara 2 hours to paint a fence and Daniel 4 hours to paint the same fence. How long will it take to paint the fence if they work together? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57361)
 Question 512923: It takes Sara 2 hours to paint a fence and Daniel 4 hours to paint the same fence. How long will it take to paint the fence if they work together? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 512991: PLS help me on this word problem.. 18 workers can finish a job in 5 days.how many workers do they need to finish a job in 3 days?:) Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6960)

 Question 513102: A pipe can fill a pool by itself in 2 hours. Another pipe can drain a pool filled with water in 3 hours. If 3 pipes of the first kind bring in water to the pool, while 4 pipes drain water, simultaneously, after how many hours will the pool be filled? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 513152: A tank can be filled by a hose in 15 hours. It can be emptied by a drainpipe in 25 hours. If the drainpipe is open while the tank is being filled, how long does it take to fill the tank? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57361)

 Question 514070: Barry can do a certain job in 10 hours, whereas it takes Samuel 12 hours to do the same job. How long would it take them to do the job working together? Click here to see answer by drcole(72)

 Question 514439: Tony made for hours of work. At the same rate, how much would he make for hours of work? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16897)

 Question 514762: The big man could do 1/3 of a job in 4 hours. The little man could do 1/2 of the job in 2 hours. If the little man needed to complete 30 jobs and worked for 2 hours alone and then was joined by the big man, how long did it take both of them to finish the remaining jobs? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9681)

 Question 514908: It takes 92 man hours to paint a house. If 8 people are available how long will it take them? Click here to see answer by unlockmath(1599)
 Question 514908: It takes 92 man hours to paint a house. If 8 people are available how long will it take them? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9681)

 Question 516342: 1.) A pipe can fill a pool in 6 hours. A smaller pipe can fill the same pool in 8 hours. The empty pool needed to be filled as soon as possible, so the caretaker opened both pipes. However, he also mistakenly opened the drain. If the drain can empty the pool in 12 hours, how long will it take to fill the pool with both pipes and drain open? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57361)

 Question 516562: If Mary takes 20 minutes to sort the costumer requests and Pat takes 30 minutes to do the same job, how many minutes will both Mary and Pat, working together, take to sort the customer list? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16897)

 Question 516567: Pipe A can fill a pool in 8 hours, while Pipe b can fill the same pool in 4 hours. Find the number of hours necessary to fill the pool if both pipes worked at teh same time. Click here to see answer by solver91311(16897)

 Question 516566: Pipe A can fill a pool in 8 hours, while Pipe b can fill the same pool in 4 hours. Find the number of hours necessary to fill the pool if both pipes worked at teh same time. Click here to see answer by solver91311(16897)

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