Two workers

Two workers work together and perform the job in 12 hours. If one has done half the work and then second worker next half of work it will take 25 hours. How long would it take job them separately?

Result

a =  20 h
b =  30 h

Solution:

1a+1b=112 xa=12 yb=12 x+y=25  a=20 b=30 x=10 y=15 \dfrac1a + \dfrac1b = \dfrac{1}{12} \ \\ \dfrac{x}{a} = \dfrac12 \ \\ \dfrac{y}{b} = \dfrac12 \ \\ x+y = 25 \ \\ \ \\ a = 20 \ \\ b = 30 \ \\ x = 10 \ \\ y = 15 \ \\



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