# Harmonic mean - examples

- Bricklayers

When a bricklayer works himself to redeem the house in 8 days, the other bricklayer will be finished in 10 days. How long will it take to make 3 such houses together? - Minute average

In a factory, four workers are assigned to complete an order received for dispatching 1400 boxes of a particular commodity. Worker A takes 4 mins per box, Worker B takes 6 minutes per box, C takes 10 mins per box, D takes 15 mins per box. Find the average. - Three painters

The three painters have painted bridge. The first would work done in 5 days, the second in 6 days, and the third in 7 days. How long will the bridge work if they work together? - Pool

If water flows into the pool by two inlets, fill the whole for 18 hours. First inlet filled pool 10 hour longer than second. How long pool is filled with two inlets separately? - Logic

A man drinks a barrel of water for 39 days, woman for 64 days, for how many days they drink barrel together? - Tractors

Fields go plow two tractors with various performance. The first tractor plow whole field in 20 hours, the second tractor plow whole field 30 hours déle. How long take plow whole field with two tractors? - Cyclist

Cyclist goes uphill 10 km for 50 minutes and downhill minutes for 29 minutes, both applied to the pedals same force. How long he pass 10 km by plane? - Car

Car goes from point A to point B at speed 86 km/h and back 53 km/h. If they goes there and back at speed 67 km/h trip would take 10 minutes shorter. What is distance between points A and B? - Pedestrian up-down hill

Pedestrian goes for a walk first at plane at 4 km/h, then uphill 3 km/h. Then it is in the middle of the route, turns back and goes downhill at speed 6 km/h. Total walk was 6 hours. How many kilometers went pedestrian? - Workers

Workers A and B will done work together for 15 days. They worked together 13.5 days. Then A worker became ill and worker B finish the job alone for 7.5 days. If every worker was working alone, how many days took whole work for worker A and B? - Workers

Two workers fulfill a certain task when working together for 5 days, the first if he worked himself done work in 13 days. How many days will do whole job a second worker? - Garden

Father dig up the garden in 9 hours. Son in 13 hours. How many hours take dig up the garden together? - Madams

During the spring cleaning ladies going to wash windows. Mother takes wash all the windows 5 hours, the grandmother 3 times longer and Paula wash all windows in 2 hours. How many hours will spend washing the windows this "women's team" if working togethe - Painter Pavel

Painter Pavel painted the fence for 16 hours and painter Petr the same fence painted for 13 h. How long should take painted the fence together? - Tanker

An oil tanker can be emptied by the first pump in 4.9 hours. Second pump can empty an tanker in 8 hours. If the first pump started at 4:00 and second 1.4 hour later, at what time will the tanker be empty? - Steamship

Between the two ports on the river is going steamship. The journey there and back takes 8:42. Downstream steamship traveling at 20 km/h, upstream 9 km/h. What is the distance between the ports? - Blueberries

Marie earns 3 liters of blueberries for 3.4 hours, Peter 2.4 liters for 2.9 hours. How long have earns together one liter? - Three workers

Three workers A, B, C have to work on a specific task. Workers A and B completed whole task in 11 days, B together with C for 15 days, A together with C for 24 days. How long it would take to complete the task every one of them alone? How long it would. - Electronics: Resistors in parallel

From relation for calculating the resistance of parallel combination of resistors: ? Calculate the R, if R_{1}= 2Ω a R_{2}= 15Ω - Machines

In the workshop are three machines. The first is treated 250 parts for 4.7 hours, the second is treated 300 parts for 1.9 hours and the third is treated 230 parts for 4.6 hours. How long will take to make 3100 parts if worked all three machines at the.

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