# SOLUTION: Tom and Jerry have to sort and organize all the nails on their father's workbench. Tom can sort 220 nails in 2 hours. Jerry can sort 150 nails in 3 hours. How long will it take the

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Mixture Word Problems Question 634167: Tom and Jerry have to sort and organize all the nails on their father's workbench. Tom can sort 220 nails in 2 hours. Jerry can sort 150 nails in 3 hours. How long will it take them to sort 500 nails if they work together (round to the nearest hundredth)?Answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15747)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Tom and Jerry have to sort and organize all the nails on their father's workbench. Tom can sort 220 nails in 2 hours. Jerry can sort 150 nails in 3 hours. How long will it take them to sort 500 nails if they work together (round to the nearest hundredth)? : Let t = no. of hrs for 500 nails working together : Find how many nails each can sort in an hour Tom: 220/2 = 110 per hr Jerry: 150/3 = 50 " " : 110t + 50t = 500 160t = 500 t = 500/160 t = 3.125 hrs which is 3 + .125(60) = 3 hrs 7.5 minutes : : We can confirm this 3.125(110) + 3.125(50) = 500