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 Question 604535: It takes 3 people 15 days to complete a big job, how long will it take 5 people to do the same job? Click here to see answer by alicealc(281)

 Question 604600: Left on together the hot and cold water fill up the tub in 4minutes. Cold water takes 14 minutes by itself. How many minutes does it the hot water to fill up by itself? Click here to see answer by lwsshak3(6469)

 Question 604667: 4 people can paint 3 walls in 46 minutes. How many minutes will it take for 9 people to paint 6 walls? Round to the nearest minute. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15638)

 Question 604809: according to a recent study, working wives spend 26 hours a week on housework while husbands spend 36 minutes. at this rate, how long does a husband spend on housework for each 6.5 hours spent by a wife? Click here to see answer by alicealc(281)

 Question 604832: Tap X can fill a tank in 10 minutes and tap Y can fill it in 15 minutes. How long will it take to fill the tank if both taps are on? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57246)

 Question 605223: Working together it takes two computers 12 minutes to send out a company's email. If it takes the slower computer 30 minutes to do this job on its own, how long will it take the faster computer to do this job on its own? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6950)

 Question 605250: if 15 workers do work in 4 days how much time required for 10 workers to complite same work Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8882)

 Question 606634: If 10 people commit 23 mistakes in 15 months, how many mistakes would be committed by 170 people in 12 months? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57246)

 Question 607099: Compute the number of vinyl tiles, measuring 6 in. each side, needed to tile a kitchen measuring 20 ft. by 16 ft. Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6950)

 Question 607682: if it takes 7 days to fill a pool to a depth of 14 feet, how many inches is it filling per hour? Click here to see answer by jerryguo41(162)

 Question 607700: A hose can fill a pool in 6 hours. A second hose can fill the same pool in 4 hours. How long will it take to fill the pool if both hoses are used at the same time? Click here to see answer by chippewapride(1)

 Question 607797: Alan's gas tank is 1/2 full. He fills it with 9 gallons and it is now 4/5 full. How many gallons can Alan's tank hold Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15638)

 Question 607974: 6 people can paint 4 walls in 43 minutes. How many minutes will it take for 7 people to paint 7 walls? Round to the nearest minute. i know the answer is 65 minutes, i just dont know how to get there. Click here to see answer by abookum(1)

 Question 607973: andrei can build a wall in 6 days. reagan had worked on the wall for three days alone before andrei joined him. together, they have completed the wall in three more days. how long will it take reagan to build the wall alone? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6950)

 Question 607953: John can complete a piece of work in 3 days. Jojce can do it in 9 days and James can do it in 4.5days. How long will they take if they work together as a team? Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 608078: Tom is painting the set for a school play. Working alone, he could finish the job in 12 hours. His friend Brad could paint the set in 8 hours. Tom and Brad begin working together, but after 3 hours, Brad leaves. How many more hours will tom need to work to finish the set? Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 608262: Working alone, it takes Paul ten hours to dig a 10 ft by 10 ft hole. Matt can dig the same hole in five hours. If they worked together, how long would it take? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16868)

 Question 608427: Two drainpipes working together can drain a pool in 8 hours. Working alone the smaller pipe would take 12 hours longer than the larger pipe to drain the pool. How long would it take the smaller pipe to drain the pool? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6950)

 Question 608533: Calculate the percentage efficiency of a student who takes 2 hours to do 30 minutes of homework. Click here to see answer by lynnlo(4155)

 Question 608530: How long does it take a student of efficiency 40% to do a 30 minute homework? Click here to see answer by lynnlo(4155)

 Question 608940: Help plz! When the tank is full with the faucet is closed, and the drain is open, the tank will drain in 10 hrs. When the tank is empty with the faucet is open, and the drain is open, an empty tank will fill in 5 hours. How long will it take to fill the empty tank if the tap is turned on and the drain is closed? Click here to see answer by lwsshak3(6469)

 Question 609097: If it takes 2 people to complete a job in 5 hours, how many people will it take to complete the job in 3 hours? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)

 Question 609370: It takes Peter 4 hours to make a 25 sq yd piece of land. It takes John 5 hours to make a 25 sq yd piece of land How much land can they make together in 8 hours? (I modified this question. That's why it might sound a little weird.I just used the same numbers and almost the same situation.) Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9661)

 Question 609674: If it takes 4 hours for one person to perform a task and it takes another person 3 hours to perform the same task, how long will it take if they work together. Click here to see answer by flame8855(424)

 Question 609475: It takes Joe x hours to do a job. What part of the job can he do in 1 hour? Jane takes x + 2 hours to complete a task. What part of the task can she do in 1 hour? If Joe and Jane work together, what part of the job can they od in 1 hour? What part of the job can Joe and Jane do working together, if they work for 3 hours? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15638)

 Question 609925: maria's house is a power of 2. which number could be the house number.a=128 b=140 c=175 d=200 Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28504)

 Question 610202: Left on together, the cold and hot water faucets of a certain bathtub take 6 minutes to fill the tub. If it takes the hot water faucet 16 minutes to fill the tub by itself, how long will it take the cold water faucet to fill the tub on its own? Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 610466: Sandra and Pete are washing cars for a fundraiser. Working together, they can wash a car in 24 minutes. Sandra gets distracted by a call from her mother, so Pete starts washing a car on his own. After Pete has been working for 10 minutes, Sandra joins him and they work together for an additional 20 minutes. How long would it take Pete to wash a car alone? Click here to see answer by AnlytcPhil(1276)

 Question 610599: A pool can be filled in 45 hours and drained in 60 hours. How long will it take to fill the pool if both the fill and drain pipes are on? Enter your answer to the nearest hour. (Enter only the numerical value) Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)
 Question 610599: A pool can be filled in 45 hours and drained in 60 hours. How long will it take to fill the pool if both the fill and drain pipes are on? Enter your answer to the nearest hour. (Enter only the numerical value) Click here to see answer by dfrazzetto(277)

 Question 610660: Jeff can weed the garden in 4 h. His wife Brenda takes the same amount of time. After they worked together for 1 h, their son Rory helped them finish in ½ h. How long would it have taken Rory by himself? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9661)

 Question 610665: Fran can write a computer program in 9 days. If Doug helps her, they can write the program in 6 days. How long would it take Doug to write the program by himself? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6950)

 Question 611009: Hose A can fill a water tank in 14 hours, while Hose B can fill the same tank in 20 hours. How long will it take to fill the tank if both hoses are used? This needs to be written as a linear equation. What I have tried: X= Hose A which fills 1/14 of the tank in an hour Y= Hose B which fills 1/20 of the tank in an hour X+Y= (14+20)/20*14= 34/280= 17/140 This is as far as I got but my answer would be 17 hours which is incorrect. Thank you Click here to see answer by stanbon(57246)

 Question 611021: Jill can paint a french in eight hours. Stefan can paint the same fence in ten hours. How long would it take them if they worked together? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)
 Question 611021: Jill can paint a french in eight hours. Stefan can paint the same fence in ten hours. How long would it take them if they worked together? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57246)

 Question 611033: A and B take 8 hours to paint a house. If A did the job by himself it would take 12 hours. How long would it take B to paint the house on his own? I don't know where to start with this one as it must be shown as a linear equation. Thank you for your help! Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6950)

 Question 611032: A can lay a lawn in 10 hours, B can lay a lawn in 8 hours. What fraction of the lawn will A lay in one hour? What fraction of the lawn will B lay in one hour? What fraction of the lawn would be laid in one hour working together? How long would it take to lay the entire lawn? Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 611030: A can mow a lawn in 130 minutes, B takes 100 minutes and C takes 150 minutes. How long will it take all three, if they work together mowing the same lawn? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6950)

 Question 610989: Matt and Elaine, together, can paint a room in 3h. It would take Matt 5h to paint the room alone, how Long would it take elain to paint the room alone? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15638)

 Question 611239: A man binds 112 books in one day and his assistant works one quarter as fast.how many days would it take them to bind 560 books,if each works alone on alternate days? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)

 Question 611352: A 400-gallon water storage tank is filled by a single inlet pipe, and two identical outlet pipes can be used to supply water to the surrounding fields (see the figure). It takes 4 hours to fill an empty tank when both outlet pipes are open. When one outlet pipe is closed, it takes 3 hours to fill the tank. Find the flow rates (in gallons per hours) in and out of the pipes. Inlet? Outlet? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57246)

 Question 611535: Adam, Beth, and Cory (working together) can paint a room in 6 hours less time than Adam working alone, one hour less than Beth working alone, and one-half the time needed for Cory working alone. How long would it take Adam and Beth to paint the room working together (but without Cory)? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)

 Question 611598: Working together, two people can complete a task in 10 hours. Working alone, one person takes two hours longer than the other. How long would it take each person to do the task alone? Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 611603: if jack needs 2 1/2 pints of cream to make a dessert, how many pints will he need to make 3 desserts. Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8882)

 Question 612143: 6 men can dig a trench in 3 days. How many days will it take 9 men to dig the same trench at the same rate? Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8882)

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