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 Question 585355: John can wash 7 cars in 3 hours and Kevin can wash 21 cars in 12 hours. If they work together, how many cars can they wash in 5 hours? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6963)

 Question 585491: when the tub is on full, it can fill the tub to overflowing in 20 minutes (ignore overflow drain). the tub's drain can empty the tub in 15 minutes. My four-year-old has turned the faucet on full and the drain is closed. just as the tub starts to overflow, I run in to turn it off, but the handle breaks off, leaving the water running at full power. I yank the drain open.How long will it take the tube to empty, with the faucet still on, but the drain is now open? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15667)

 Question 585848: A mowed 3/4 at his lawn in 5/4 hours.B who works twice as fast finished the job.how many minutes did B work? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9697)

 Question 586059: Together Leonard and Donte can do a job in 4 hours and 16 minutes. If it takes Leonard 8 hours to do the job alone how long would it take Donte to do the job alone ? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15667)

 Question 586466: if 6 roofers take 2 days to put on a new roof, how long would it take 4 roofers to do the same job, assuming they each work at the same rate? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15667)
 Question 586466: if 6 roofers take 2 days to put on a new roof, how long would it take 4 roofers to do the same job, assuming they each work at the same rate? Click here to see answer by eschwartz(9)

 Question 587005: Jane takes 4 hours to do a job that Alice can do in 3 hours. If Jane works 1/2 hour before Alice joins her, how long will it take the two of them to finish the job? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15667)

 Question 587318: it takes 6 people 2hours to build 5 chairs,how many chairs can x people build in y hours? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57422)

 Question 587628: Jerry works 3 hours faster than David. Together they complete 5 jobs in 18 hours. How long does it take Jerry alone? jerry = x dave = x+3 1/x * 18 + (1/x+3) * 18 = 5 I think....but it just doesn't work how I think it should. I appreciate your help. Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6963)
 Question 587628: Jerry works 3 hours faster than David. Together they complete 5 jobs in 18 hours. How long does it take Jerry alone? jerry = x dave = x+3 1/x * 18 + (1/x+3) * 18 = 5 I think....but it just doesn't work how I think it should. I appreciate your help. Click here to see answer by lwsshak3(6527)
 Question 587628: Jerry works 3 hours faster than David. Together they complete 5 jobs in 18 hours. How long does it take Jerry alone? jerry = x dave = x+3 1/x * 18 + (1/x+3) * 18 = 5 I think....but it just doesn't work how I think it should. I appreciate your help. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 587799: Is it appropriate for two artists to work together and accomplish one painting? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 588034: It takes person A 4 hours less than person B to complete a certain task. Working together, both can complete the task in 8/3hours. How long does it take each person to complete the task working alone? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9697)

 Question 588105: A fence must be installed around a circular pool at 2 m from the pool. if the pool has a radius of 4 m, determine the total cost of this fence if the fence costs \$12.50 per metre to which a 15% tax must be added. Please help! This question all has to do with circles!(: Click here to see answer by stanbon(57422)

 Question 588425: I need help on this ASAP. Working together Paul and Dan can pick forty bushels of apples in 4.95 hours. Had he done it alone it would have taken Daniel 9 hours. Find how long it would have taken Paul if he had done it alone. Thanks. Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 588454: NEED HELP ANSWER ASAP!!! DUE SOON!!! Diana’s garden hose can fill her swimming pool in 12 hours. Her neighbor has a hose that can fill the pool in 15 hours. How long will it take to fill the pool using both hoses? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9697)

 Question 589304: An inlet pipe on a swimming pool can fill the pool in 15 hours. The drain pipe can be used to empty the pool in 20 minutes. If the pool is 1/4 filled and the inlet pipe and drain pipe are opened, how long from that time will it take to fill the pool? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9143)

 Question 589241: Next door neighbors Angelina and Brad use hoses from both houses to fill Brad's swimming pool. They know it takes 18 hours using both hoses. They also know that Brad's hose, used alone, takes 20% less time than Angelina's hose alone. Calculate how much tim eis required to fill the pool by each hose alone. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15667)

 Question 589789: the tub needed to be filled 3/4 full. It took 6 minutes to fill the first 1/3 of the tub. How many more minutes until it is finished? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15667)

 Question 589895: how many wokers in needed to contsruct a road of 72 miles in 2 years? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 590740: John left his house and drove toward Tampa at an average speed of 40 km/h. Rob left some time later driving in the same direction at an average speed of 48 km/h. After driving for five hours Rob caught up with John. How long did John drive before Rob caught up? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9143)

 Question 590971: to do certain work alone 'A' takes 4 hrs,'B' takes 5 hrs and c takes 6 hrs.how long would A and b together take to do a work which C can do in 4 n half hours? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9143)

 Question 591084: Hi, Thanks Sonia Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 591204: A man can do a job in 6 hours, and his wife can do the same job in 5 hours. In how many hours will they do the same job if they worked together? You early response will be highly appreciated. Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6963)

 Question 591641: 1. It takes Frank 2 hours to mow his lawn, but it only takes his dad 5 minutes to mow it. Find (in hours) how much longer it takes Frank to mow the yard than it takes his dad. Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6963)

 Question 591603: One pump can drain a pool in 11 minutes. When a second pump is also used, the pool only takes 3 minutes to drain. How long would it take the second pump to drain the pool if it were the only pump in use? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6963)

 Question 592336: A drain can empty 3/4 of a sink in 1 minute and the faucet can fill 5/6 of the sink in 1 minute. If the faucet is on and the drain is open, how long will it be before the sink overflows? Click here to see answer by lwsshak3(6527)

 Question 592433: If it takes 2 men 25 hours to paint a house how long would it take for 5 men to paint the house ( has to be set up as a rate or proportion) Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28598)

 Question 592621: Pipe A can fill a tank 1.25 times faster than pipe B. When both pipes are opened, they fill the tank in five hours. How long would it take to fill the tank if only pipe B is used?Pipe A can fill a tank 1.25 times faster than pipe B. When both pipes are opened, they fill the tank in five hours. How long would it take to fill the tank if only pipe B is used?Pipe A can fill a tank 1.25 times faster than pipe B. When both pipes are opened, they fill the tank in five hours. How long would it take to fill the tank if only pipe B is used? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6963)

 Question 592817: One hose can fill a small swimming pool in 50 minutes. A larger hose can fill the pool in 30 minutes. How long will it take the two hoses to fill the pool working together? Click here to see answer by htmentor(789)

 Question 593189: It takes joe 10 hours longer to do his math homework than it takes Tom because Tom comes to Ms. Wagners office for help. When Tom and Joe work together it takes them 12 hours to do their homework. How long does it take Joe to do his homework alone? Click here to see answer by htmentor(789)

 Question 593289: how do you solve this problem chris drove 200 miles in 4 hours at that rate how long would it take chris too drive 340 miles? Click here to see answer by rfer(12678)

 Question 593719: If 5 painters can paint a house in 32 hours, how long would it take if there were only 2 painters? Click here to see answer by bucky(2189)

 Question 593903: One painter works 1 1/2 times as fast as a second painter.? Find their individual times for painting a room if, working together, they can complete the job in 4 hours. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15667)

 Question 593931: Ok not getting this....need step by step instructions please! How long would it take to lay 8 rows of 18 bricks each at a rate of 4 bricks per minute? Express your answer in hours. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15667)
 Question 593931: Ok not getting this....need step by step instructions please! How long would it take to lay 8 rows of 18 bricks each at a rate of 4 bricks per minute? Express your answer in hours. Click here to see answer by jsmallt9(3296)

 Question 593934: If diana can finish a job in 8 hours and natalie can do a job in 10 hours what fraction of the job would be completed if they worked together for 2 hours? Click here to see answer by AnlytcPhil(1278)

 Question 594710: Mr. Samson can sort the bins in 12 days. If Joe helps him, it only takes 4 days. How long would it take for Joe to sort the bins himself? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9143)

 Question 594998: A homeowner uses two pumps to pump out the water from a flooded basement. Together they take 160 minutes to complete the job. The larger pump works twice as fast as the smaller pump. How long would it take the smaller pump to complete the job alone? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15667)

 Question 595163: andrew can paint the neighbors house 5 times as fast asn Bailey. the year andrew and bailey worked together, it took them 1 day. how long would it take each to paint the house? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15667)

 Question 595491: in one person can wash a car in 20 minutes and another person washes a car in 30 minutes,how long will it take together to wash a car Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 595649: A ball is thrown straight upward with an initial velocity of 52ft/sec. Its height above the ground after t seconds is given by the formula h(t)=16t^2+52t. At what time will the ball hit the ground? (in seconds) Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6963)

 Question 595916: If a man and a half can build a house and a half in a day and a half. How many houses can 3 men build in a week and a half. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 596408: a push mower can mow a large area for 6 hours where as a mower with a riding mower van mow for 5 hours, working together how long will it take to mow the lawn Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9697)

 Question 596543: The amount of water pumped through a hose varies directly as the square of the diameter of the hose and inversely as the time the water is turned on. It takes 3 hours to pump 500 gallons of water through a hose with a 1 inch diameter. How many gallons of water (to the nearest gallon) can be pumped in 4 hours though a hose with a .75 inch diameter? Click here to see answer by lwsshak3(6527)

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