Fractions + common work - examples
- Two friends
Peter can do all his work himself in 6 hours. Martin can do the same work himself in 8 hours. Peter worked first and then replaced by Martin. Whole work was done in 6.5 hours. Calculate how long Peter worked before replaced by Martin.
- Three machines
The power of the three machines is 2: 3: 5. Two most powerful machines produce 400 parts per hour. How many components make all three machines in 3 hours?
- Two workers
The first worker would himself completed the work in 8 hours, the other in 6 hours. After two hours of joint work left the first worker to a doctor and other completed work himself. How many hours worked the other worker himself?
- Water reservoir
One drain hole emptied the water from the tank for 20 hours, with the second drain for 30 hours. How long will the water drain from this tank if we open two drains simultaneously?
- Forestry workers
In the forest is employed 56 laborers planting trees in nurseries. For 8 hour work day would end job in 37 days. After 16 days, 9 laborers go forth? How many days is needed to complete planting trees in nurseries by others, if they will work 10 hours a da
A man drinks a barrel of water for 26 days, woman for 48 days, for how many days they drink barrel together?
Fields go plow two tractors with various performance. The first tractor plow whole field in 11 hours, the second tractor plow whole field 19 hours longer. How long take plow whole field with two tractors?
- Road repair
Road repair took 10 days for 36 workers if they worked 9 hours a day. How many days take repair same road 37 workers if they work 8 per day?
Father dig up the garden in 9 hours. Son in 13 hours. How many hours take dig up the garden together?
6 pump fills the tank for 3 and a half days. How long will fill the tank 7 equally powerful pumps?
- Two typists
There are two typists who are rewriting the material 814 pages. First can it handle rewrite yourself for 24 days; the second 12 days. First typist wrote material yourself 4 days rest rewrites yourself second typist. How many days will it take rewriting alt
Father collects strawberries himself in 4 hours, son in 14 hours. How long will it take them along when dad comes to help son collect strawberries after 3 hours?
- Water reservoir
The water reservoir is filled with one pump for 4 days by the second one for 9 days. Outlet can drain tank in 12 days. How long take fill the reservoir if both pumps are running and not closed outlet channel.
6 tractors started plowing the field that them together take 12 days. Agronomist hesitates to A) after 2 days to withdraw 2 tractors, or B) after 3 days to withdraw 3 tractors. Help him which of these two cases will be plowing done sooner.
Master shoemaker has three apprentices. First do one pair of boots for two days, second for 1 day, third on 1.5 day. If they worked together, for how long it would take made a couple of boots?
- Master and apprentice
Master painted the roof in 3 hours and apprentice for 4 hours. How many of roof they painted in hour and how many in three quarters of an hour?
- Two rooms
Woman cleans the room in 30 minutes a man in 90 minutes. How long will take they clean two rooms?
8 bricklayers build a house for 630 days. How many bricklayers have to add after 150 days, so then the whole building completed in (next) 320 days?
Grandfather, father, and son are carpenters. They decided to make a wardrobe. Father produces it for 12 hours, his son for 15 hours, and grandfather for 10 hours. How long will they make it together?
Six of the painters paint 90 m of fence in five hours. For how long would the 4 painters paint a 45 meter fence? How many meters fence painted painters 5 for two hours?
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