# SOLUTION: Mariam uses a pottery wheel to make three bowls in 2 hours. Duane makes five bowls in 3 hours. Who makes bowls faster Mariam or Duane?

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 Question 525277: Mariam uses a pottery wheel to make three bowls in 2 hours. Duane makes five bowls in 3 hours. Who makes bowls faster Mariam or Duane?Found 2 solutions by oberobic, MathTherapy:Answer by oberobic(2304)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Mariam's bowl-making speed = 1/M bowls/hr 1/M * 2hr = 3 bowls . Duane's bowl-making speed = 1/D bowls/hr 1/D * 3 hr = 5 bowls . 1/M *2 = 3 2/M = 3 2 = 3M 3M = 2 M = 2/3 bowls/hr . 1/D *3 = 5 3/D = 5 3 = 5D 5D = 3 D = 3/5 bowls/hr . 2/3 = .67 3/5 = .60 . So, Mariam makes bowls faster than Duane. Answer by MathTherapy(1422)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Mariam uses a pottery wheel to make three bowls in 2 hours. Duane makes five bowls in 3 hours. Who makes bowls faster Mariam or Duane? Mariam: 3 bowls in 2 hours, or 3/2 bowls, or 1.5 bowls, per hour Duane: 5 bowls in 3 hours, or 5/3 bowls, or 1.6666 bowls, per hour OR At 1.5 bowls per hour, Mariam will make 4.5 bowls (3 * 1.5) in 3 hours. In that time (3 hours), Duane will have made 5 bowls. Who’s faster? You decide!! Send comments and “thank-yous” to “D” at MathMadEzy@aol.com