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 7.5 days. How long will the bridge work if they work together?

Result

x =  2 d

Solution:

d1=15+16+17.5=12=0.5  x=1d1=10.5=2 dd_{1}=\dfrac{ 1 }{ 5 } +\dfrac{ 1 }{ 6 } + \dfrac{ 1 }{ 7.5 }=\dfrac{ 1 }{ 2 }=0.5 \ \\ \ \\ x=\dfrac{ 1 }{ d_{1} }=\dfrac{ 1 }{ 0.5 }=2 \ \text{d}



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Nestor
Why the third fraction 1/7.5 when it is supposed to be 1/7?

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Dr Math
Yes, there was bug, but now is corrected. Thank you

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