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 Question 544460: The country's new paving machine can surface 1km of highway in 8 hours, whereas it takes the old one 12 hours. How long will it take them to surface 20 km of highway if they start at opposite ends and work day and night? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9697)

 Question 544951: Working together, a job takes Tom and Joe 8 days, Tom and Dave 13 1/3 days, and Joe and Dave 6 2/3 days. How long does it take each person to do the job alone? Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8913)

 Question 544724: Two crews can complete a job in 45 days when working together. On their own, one crew completes the same job in 80 days. How long would it take the other crew to complete the same job on their own? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15661)

 Question 545003: Tom and Jack are shingling a roof. Tom takes 75% of the time Jack does to shingle a roof. Together they finish the roof in 5 hours. A monkey comes along and pulls the shingles off in 9 hours. How long does it take Tom, Jack and the monkey to shingle one roof? I tried 3/4t + t -1/9t = x Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15661)

 Question 545850: If it takes a person 9 hours to paint a fence and it takes another person 5 how long will it take both of them to paint the fence working together Click here to see answer by JBarnum(2044)

 Question 546489: A certain piece of work can be completed by 40 worker in 40 days. if 5 works leave every 10 days, in how many days d work will be completed? (a) 170/3 days (b) 121/2 days (c) 75 days (d) 55 days Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15661)

 Question 547151: "A HOSE can fill a swimming pool in 6 hours. Another HOSE needs three more hours than the two HOSES combined. How long would it take for the second PIPE to fill the tank? Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8913)
 Question 547151: "A HOSE can fill a swimming pool in 6 hours. Another HOSE needs three more hours than the two HOSES combined. How long would it take for the second PIPE to fill the tank? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9143)

 Question 547216: Ben can paint a fence in 3 hours and Billy takes 4 hours. How long will it take them to painting together Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6963)

 Question 547385: Two hoses are filling a swimming pool. The hose with the larger diameter supplies 1.5 times as much water as the hose with the smaler diameter. The larger hose is on for 2hrs before the smaller hose is turned on. If 5 hours after the larger hose is turned on there are 3150 gallons of water in the pool, find the rate of flow from each hose? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15661)

 Question 547604: with both hot and cold water running, a bathtub can be filled in 10 minutes. The drain will empty the tub in 15 minutes. A child turns both faucets on and leaves the drain open. How long will it be before the bathtub starts to overflow? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9697)

 Question 547846: one pipe can fill a tank in 12 hours, and another can fill the tank in 8 hours. how long will it take both pipes working together to fill the tank? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16897)
 Question 547846: one pipe can fill a tank in 12 hours, and another can fill the tank in 8 hours. how long will it take both pipes working together to fill the tank? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9697)

 Question 547938: Ok i am not understanding this question . A sightseeing boat makes 4 trips each day. It travels 9 miles on each trip. How many miles does it travel in 6 days ? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9697)

 Question 548134: At 10:00 a.m. pipe A began to fill an empty storage tank. At noon, pipe A malfunctioned and was closed. Pipe B was used to finish filling the tank. If pipe A needs 6h to fill the tank alone and pipe B needs 8h, at what time was the tank full? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9697)

 Question 548284: How long will it take someone running at 12 mph to catch up to someone walking at 5 mph with an hour and a half head start? I'm thinking that I can set up a system of equations and figure it out from there, but I can't figure out how to set it up. help please! Thank-you! Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9697)

 Question 548376: If 50 persons take 30 days to do 40 works,then how many days will 25 person take to do 20 works? Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8913)

 Question 548491: one pipe can fill a cooling tank in 3 hours less that a second pipecan.if the two pipes together can fill seven-ninths of the tank in 4 hours ,how many hours would it take each pipe alone to fill the tank Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15661)

 Question 548504: a window washer can wash the windows on one side of a building in 112 working hours.with an assistant he can do the job in 63 hours.how many hours would the assistant need to do the job alone Click here to see answer by stanbon(57409)

 Question 548634: A pool can be filled in 12 hours using pipe A, or in 30 hours using pipe B. If both pipes are used, how long it will take to fill the pool? Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6287)

 Question 548660: Eric tweeder can paint a wall in 10 minutes. His brother jessie can paint a wall in 15 minutes. How long will it take them to paint the wall together? Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28598)

 Question 548666: Tweeder can paint a wall in 30 minutes. His brother jessie can paint the same wall in 20 minutes. How long will it take to paint the wall together? Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28598)

 Question 548776: John paints a wall 6 hours longer then matt does. Together they paint a wall in 4 hours. How long does it take for each to paint the wall if they did it alone. Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8913)

 Question 549340: a work crew of 4 people can clear 1800 square feet of shrubs in an hour. how long will it take six people to clear 3150 square feet? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16897)

 Question 549376: It takes you 4 days to paint a house if you paint for eight hours a day. It takes your brother 5 days. How long would it take you to pain the house together? Answers should be in days, hours, minutes form. Please show the work, I have the answer but don't know how to figure it out. Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 549682: Jane runs 6 miles in 55 minutes. At the same rate, how many miles would she run in 22 minutes? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 549657: if andrew can paint the house in 8 hours and pat can paint the house in 6 hours, how long will it take them to paint the house together? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 548702: Working alone, emma can clean the stable in 8 hours. If Victoria helps her, they can complete the job in 3 hours. How fast can Vicctoria clean the stable alone? Click here to see answer by lwsshak3(6522)

 Question 550158: A pipe can fill a tank in 40 minutes. and another pipe have twice radius of the privius pipe is taken..then how many minute will it take to fill the tank? Click here to see answer by lwsshak3(6522)

 Question 550198: One pipe can fill a tank in 30 mins but a second pipe can fill it in 25 mins. How long will it take if both pipes are used? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6963)

 Question 471832: A cold water faucet can fill a sink within 12 minutes and a hot water faucet can fill it in 15 minutes. The drain can empty the sink in 25 minutes. If both faucets are on and the drain is open, how long will it take to fill the sink? Click here to see answer by piyushchy(1)

 Question 550575: person A takes 3 hours to work while person B takes 4 hours. how long does it take them when working together? Click here to see answer by fcabanski(874)
 Question 550575: person A takes 3 hours to work while person B takes 4 hours. how long does it take them when working together? Click here to see answer by mathstutor494(95)

 Question 550478: Gary Egan needs to drain his 18,000-gallon inground swimming pool to have it resurfaced. He uses 2 pumps to drain the pool. One drains 5 gallons of water a minute while the other drains 25 gallons of water a minute. If the pumps are turned on at the same time and remain on until the pool is drained, bow long wil it take for the pool to be drained? The time required to drain the water from the pool is ____minutes. (Type an integer or a decimal.) Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2048)

 Question 550734: I've looked for similar examples and haven't been able to transpose the rate of work formulas to figure this one out: If 5 ppl can produce 64 surfboards in 4 days, how many surfboards can 8 ppl produce in 10 days? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 550730: The total cost of a taxi ride is the sum of a) A basic fixed cost for the first five miles b) An additional charge for every three miles after the first five. If the cost to travel 11 miles is \$5, and the cost to travel 35 miles is \$11, how many miles can you go with \$7.25? Please explain step by step, thanks. Click here to see answer by TutorDelphia(193)

 Question 547948: 4/a + 9/b =-1 1/a + 6/b = 1 solve the system of equations Click here to see answer by lwsshak3(6522)

 Question 550903: the amount of time it takes to paint a house varies inversly with the number of painters. if it takes 4 painters 40 hours how long would it take 10 painters? A.100 HOURS B.26 HOURS C.20 HOURS D.16 HOURS ...... how did you get the answer? Click here to see answer by TutorDelphia(193)
 Question 550903: the amount of time it takes to paint a house varies inversly with the number of painters. if it takes 4 painters 40 hours how long would it take 10 painters? A.100 HOURS B.26 HOURS C.20 HOURS D.16 HOURS ...... how did you get the answer? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9697)
 Question 550903: the amount of time it takes to paint a house varies inversly with the number of painters. if it takes 4 painters 40 hours how long would it take 10 painters? A.100 HOURS B.26 HOURS C.20 HOURS D.16 HOURS ...... how did you get the answer? Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 548495: the sum of the reciprocals of two consecutive even integers is 13/84 .find these integers Click here to see answer by lwsshak3(6522)

 Question 550912: Ares had h hours of homework to do, but he just worked w hours. What fractional part of his homework remains? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9697)

 Question 548493: a boat completes a trip from riverton to clear creek and back each weekday.the distance one way is 60 miles ,and the speed of the current in the river is 4 miles per hour .if the round trip takes 8 hours ,determine the speed of the boat in still water Click here to see answer by lwsshak3(6522)

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