# SOLUTION: It takes Joann 8 hours to do the job alone. Joann and Paulette working together takes 6 hours to do the job. How long will it take Paulette working alone? Give answer in hours and

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Numbers Word Problems Question 443762: It takes Joann 8 hours to do the job alone. Joann and Paulette working together takes 6 hours to do the job. How long will it take Paulette working alone? Give answer in hours and minutes.Answer by rwm(914)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! 6/8+6/p=1 It should be obvious that Paulette isn't much help and takes considerably longer to do the job alone since the time was only shortened by 2 hours. 3/4+6/p=1 6/p=1/4 24 hrs=p check 6/8+6/24==1 3/4+1/4=1 ok another way to look at Joan does 1/8 of the job every hour so in 6 hours she has done 6/8 of the job which leaves 2/8 for Paulette [2/8=6/24] so in 6 hours Paulette has done 6/p=2/8 48=2p 24=p