# SOLUTION: A painter can finish painting a house in 3 hours. Her assistant takes 5 hours to finish the same job. How long would it take for them to complete the job if they were working toget

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 Click here to see ALL problems on test Question 437261: A painter can finish painting a house in 3 hours. Her assistant takes 5 hours to finish the same job. How long would it take for them to complete the job if they were working together? A. 2 hours B. 8 hours C. 15 hours D. 1 7/8 hoursAnswer by ewatrrr(10682)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! ``` Hi Let x represent time it would take together Question states*** Per hour being the equalizer 1/3 + 1/5 = 1/x Multiplying thru by 15x so as all denominators=1 5x + 3x = 15 8x = 15 x = 15/8 or 1 7/8 hrs, time it would take together CHECKING our Answer*** 5/15 + 3/15 = 1/(15/8) = 8/15 ```