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 Question 176040: Julio can fill a water tank in four minutes using a large hose. He takes 6 minutes using a smaller hose. How long will it take if he uses both hoses? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9667)

 Question 176395: If Sam can do a job in 4 days that Lisa can do in 6 days and Tom can do in 2 days, how long would the job take if Sam, Lisa, and Tom worked together to complete it? Click here to see answer by Mathtut(3670)

 Question 176446: a can contains 3 tennis ball, tightly packed. each ball has a diameter of 2.5 in. how much greater is the circumference of the can than the height of the can? Click here to see answer by MathTherapy(1422)

 Question 176993: It's late here and I can't figure out how to start this. I did the crane off loading problem OK but somehow the formula isn't working. I would greatly appreciate your help. Show an equation and a solution for the problem. At the coal mine, it takes the older conveyor belt 20 hours to move one day's coal output. The new belt can do it in 15 hours. If the old belt began to move the day's output and the new belt started as well an hour later, how long would it take to move it? Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2048)

 Question 177029: Here is my problem If Steven can mix 20 drinks in 5 minutes, Sue can mix 20 drinks in 10 minutes, and Jack can mix 20 drinks in 15 minutes, how much time does it take all 3 of them working together to mix 20 drinks/ Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15646)
 Question 177029: Here is my problem If Steven can mix 20 drinks in 5 minutes, Sue can mix 20 drinks in 10 minutes, and Jack can mix 20 drinks in 15 minutes, how much time does it take all 3 of them working together to mix 20 drinks/ Click here to see answer by stanbon(57285)

 Question 177538: working together,Joseph and Beth can encode a document in 3 hours.Working alone,Beth can do the job 5 hours.How long does it take Joseph to do the job working alone? Click here to see answer by gonzo(654)

 Question 177698: I would appreciate any help on this problem, I've worked the word problem out from what examples were given in class but the answer I come out with doesn't seem correct when I check it. Please help with this problem: "Sami and Marisol can mow the lawn in 40 minutes if they work together. If Marisol works twice as fast as Sami, how long does it take Sami to mow the lawn alone?" Click here to see answer by stanbon(57285)
 Question 177698: I would appreciate any help on this problem, I've worked the word problem out from what examples were given in class but the answer I come out with doesn't seem correct when I check it. Please help with this problem: "Sami and Marisol can mow the lawn in 40 minutes if they work together. If Marisol works twice as fast as Sami, how long does it take Sami to mow the lawn alone?" Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15646)
 Question 177698: I would appreciate any help on this problem, I've worked the word problem out from what examples were given in class but the answer I come out with doesn't seem correct when I check it. Please help with this problem: "Sami and Marisol can mow the lawn in 40 minutes if they work together. If Marisol works twice as fast as Sami, how long does it take Sami to mow the lawn alone?" Click here to see answer by gonzo(654)

 Question 177627: Can you help me with this problem: It takes Kenny 3 hours to pedal a tamdem bicycle from one end of town to the other. If Dolly pedals with him, they can make the trip in 2 hours. How long would it take Dolly to travel from one end to the other alone. Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2048)

 Question 178350: An aquarium tank can hold 7700 liters of water. There are two pipes that can be used to fill the tank. The first pipe alone can fill the tank in 44minutes. The second pipe can fill the tank in 77minutes by itself. When both pipes are working together, how long does it take them to fill the tank? Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2048)
 Question 178350: An aquarium tank can hold 7700 liters of water. There are two pipes that can be used to fill the tank. The first pipe alone can fill the tank in 44minutes. The second pipe can fill the tank in 77minutes by itself. When both pipes are working together, how long does it take them to fill the tank? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 178509: On a 255 mile trip gary traveled at an average of 70 mph, got a speeding ticket, and then traveled at 60 mph for the remainder of the trip. If the entire trip took 4.5 hours and the speeding ticket stop took 30 minutes, how long did gary speed before he got stopped? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15646)

 Question 178527: Jack, Kay, and Lynn deliver flyers. If alone Jack takes 4 hours, and Lynn takes 1 hour longer than Kay. Together they can deliver in 40% of the time it takes Kay working alone. *How long does it take Kay to deliver all the flyers alone?* Click here to see answer by Mathtut(3670)

 Question 180078: You and your brother are house painters. It's Tuesday and you have 4 cans of white paint at the beginning of the day. Your brother says that last week the two of you used half of the white paint. You did not work on Sunday and you used 5 cans on Monday. How many cans did you have at the beginning of last week? Click here to see answer by Mathtut(3670)

 Question 180158: Jim is working 3 times faster than kelly. If jim is finishing work in 2 hour than how much time it will take if both work togather? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57285)

 Question 180686: Jim can fill a pool carrying buckets of water in 30 minutes. Sue can do the same job in 45 minutes. Tony can do the same job in 1 ½ hours. How quickly can all three fill the pool together? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9667)

 Question 180803: 1) Find the domain of the following: a) f(t)= 4.5e^t Click here to see answer by user_dude2008(1861)
 Question 180803: 1) Find the domain of the following: a) f(t)= 4.5e^t Click here to see answer by stanbon(57285)

 Question 180966: Mary and Chris, together can clean their house in 2 hours. Mary alone can clean the house in 3 hours and 30 minutes. How long does it take Chris to clean the house working alone? Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2048)

 Question 181038: I would appreciate any help on this problem, I've worked the word problem out from what examples were given in class but the answer I come out with doesn't seem correct when I check it. Please help with this problem: One pipe can fill a pool in 8 HOURS. The drain can empty it in 14 HOURS. With the pipe on and the drain open, how long will it take the pool to be filled? Click here to see answer by lheadle(1)

 Question 182103: A water tank has an inlet pipe and a drain pipe. A full tank can be emptied in 30 minutes if the drain is opened and an empty tank can be filled in 45 minutes with the inlet pipe opened. If both pipes are accidentally opened when the tank is full, then how long will it take to empty the tank? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57285)

 Question 182471: It takes nine days for 8 worker to pave a stretch of road. If each worker works at the same rate as each of the others, how long will it take twelve workers to pave the same stretch of road? Click here to see answer by Mathtut(3670)

 Question 182645: jim ran 12 miles in 45 minutes less than it took jon to walk 5 miles. if jim's speed was 5 miles faster than jon's speed, what was jim's speed. i need help ASAP, please and thank you!! Click here to see answer by stanbon(57285)

 Question 107495: If Sarah Clark can do a job in 5 hours and Dick Belli and Sarah working together can do the same job in 2 hours, find how long it takes Dick to do the job alone. Click here to see answer by kid185(2)
 Question 107495: If Sarah Clark can do a job in 5 hours and Dick Belli and Sarah working together can do the same job in 2 hours, find how long it takes Dick to do the job alone. Click here to see answer by Mathtut(3670)

 Question 182671: One painter takes 6 hours longer to paint a room than does a second painter. Working together, they can paint the room in 4 hours. How long wouold it take each painter working alone to paint the room? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57285)

 Question 183148: together richard and and his brother frank can paint a garage in 2 days. if richard works twice as fats as frank, how long would it take each one to paint the garage alone Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2048)

 Question 183281: Two pipes can be used to fill a pool. Working together, the two pipes can fill the pool in 2 hours. The larger pipe can fill the pool in 4 hours less time than the smaller pipe can alone. Find the time to the nearest tenth of an hour it takes for the smaller pipe working alone to fill the pool. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57285)

 Question 183362: For the function f(x) = x^2, find the average rate of change of the function over the interval [-4,-1]. (Hint: x1 = -4, x2 = -1) Click here to see answer by user_dude2008(1861)

 Question 183360: Rate of Change Driving at a speed of 75 mph, a mustangs fuel efficiency is 29 miles per gallon. If the driver slows to a speed of 60 mph, he will have a fuel efficiency of 34 miles per gallon. What is the average rate of change of the fuel efficiency as the speed drops from 75 mph to 60 mph? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57285)

 Question 183757: If Steven can mix 20 drinks in 5 minutes, Sue can mix 20 drinks in 10 minutes, and Jack can mix 20 drinks in 15 minutes, how much time will it take all 3 of them working together to mix the 20 drinks? Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2048)

 Question 183926: One crew can seal a parking lot in 8 hours and another in 10 hours. How long will it take to seal the parking lot if the two crews work together? Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2048)

 Question 184278: Shirley and Julia, working together, can finish a job in 1 hour and 20 minutes. After Shirley has worked for two hours, Julia joins her and they finish the job in 40 more minutes. How long would it have taken each woman, seperately, to do the job? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57285)

 Question 184823: A welder requires 25 hrs to do a job on his own. After a welder and apprentice work on job together for 10 hours, the welder goes to another job. The apprentice finishes the job in 17 more hours. How long would it take the apprentice to do the whole job alone Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15646)

 Question 185031: A park has two sprinklers that are used to fill a foutain. One sprinkler can fill the foutain in 3 hours, where as the other sprinkler can fill up the foutain in 6 hours. How long will it take to fill the foutain with both sprinklers operating? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16872)

 Question 186015: If Marie works 14 hours and tom works 17 hours doing the same job. How long would it itake them doing the same job? Hint Rate X Time + amount of work Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2048)

 Question 186549: If sally can paint a house in 4 hours and John can paint the same house in 6 hours, how long will it take for both of them to paint the house? Solution: Sally's speed of painting the house is 1/4 per hour. John's speed is 1/6 per hour. Let T = time. 1/4 T +1/6 T =1 (1/4+1/6)T=1 (3/12+_2/12) T=1 5/12 T=1 T=12/5=2 2/5 T=2hours 12 minutes. Answer: Sally and John can paint the house in 2 hours and 12 minutes. Click here to see answer by irkagorska(1)

 Question 187008: raphael can load a large shipping truck in 15 hours. working together, raphael and jana can load the same truck in 6 hours. how long would it take to load the truck by herself? Click here to see answer by user_dude2008(1861)

 Question 187088: A contractor finds it takes Sam 11hours to construct a wall of certain size. It takes Jime 6hours to do it. How long would it take if the work together? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 187121: It takes amy twice as longt to deliver papers ai it does nancy. How long would it take each girl to deliver the papers by herself if they can deliver the papers together in 40 minutes. Click here to see answer by solver91311(16872)
 Question 187121: It takes amy twice as longt to deliver papers ai it does nancy. How long would it take each girl to deliver the papers by herself if they can deliver the papers together in 40 minutes. Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 187120: Connie can type 600 words in 5 minutes less than it takes katie to type 600 words. If connie types at a rate of 20 words per minute faster than katie types, find the typing rate of each woman. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57285)

 Question 187123: Rod agreed to mow a vacant lot for \$12. It took him an an hour longer than he had anticipated, so he earned \$1 per hour less than he had originally claculated. How long had he anticipated that it would take him to mow the lot? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57285)

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