# SOLUTION: The first fellow could finish 7 jobs in 3 hours, and the second fellow could finish 8 jobs in 5 hours. How long would they have to work together to finish 59 jobs?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Miscellaneous Word Problems Question 515152: The first fellow could finish 7 jobs in 3 hours, and the second fellow could finish 8 jobs in 5 hours. How long would they have to work together to finish 59 jobs?Answer by nerdybill(6962)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! The first fellow could finish 7 jobs in 3 hours, and the second fellow could finish 8 jobs in 5 hours. How long would they have to work together to finish 59 jobs? . Let x = time (hours) to finish 59 jobs then x(7/3 + 8/5) = 59 multiplying both sides by 15: x(35 + 24) = 885 x(59) = 885 x = 885/59 x = 15 hours