Working alone

Tom and Chandri are doing household chores. Chandri can do the work twice as fast as Tom. If they work together, they can finish the work in 5 hours. How long does it take Tom working alone to do the same work?

Correct result:

T =  15 h


C=T/2  5(1/C+1/T)=1 5(2/T+1/T)=1 5 3/T=1 T=5 3=15 h  C=T/2=15/2=152=7.5 h  x=5 (1/C+1/T)=5 (1/7.5+1/15)=1 x=1

We would be pleased if you find an error in the word problem, spelling mistakes, or inaccuracies and send it to us. Thank you!

Showing 0 comments:

Tips to related online calculators
Looking for help with calculating roots of a quadratic equation?
Do you have a linear equation or system of equations and looking for its solution? Or do you have quadratic equation?
Do you want to convert velocity (speed) units?
Do you want to convert time units like minutes to seconds?

Next similar math problems:

  • Two workers
    workers_20 Two workers should fulfill certain task together for 5 days. If the first worker increased their performance twice and second twice fell, it took them just four days. For how many days would handle the entire task first worker himself?
  • A report
    work_4 Maricris can type a committee report in 5 hours. Jane helped Maricris and together they finished the report in 3 hours. How long would it take Jane to complete the report she had worked alone?
  • Potatoes
    zemiaky_3 Daniela and Michael would jointly dug potatoes for 7.5 hours. But if Daniela was working alone she would take 2.5 hours more as if he were working with Michael. Determine how much for the work done by Michael himself and how much Daniela herself.
  • Two friends
    clock-night-schr_13 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.
  • Pool
    pool If water flows into the pool by two inlets, fill the whole for 19 hours. The first inlet filled pool 5 hour longer than the second. How long pool take to fill with two inlets separately?
  • Painting rooms
    palma_1 If Dano paint three hours daily given work he complete in 7.5 days. How many hours a day would have to work to finish the job 1.5 days earlier?
  • Garden
    garden_2 Father dig up the garden in 9 hours. Son in 13 hours. How many hours take dig up the garden together?
  • Evening shift
    workers_43 While working the evening shift, Officer K took 8 hours to complete a task at his work station and Officer M took 10 hours to complete the same task at his work station. How many hours would it take Officer K and Officer M to complete the same task workin
  • Harvesters
    kombajny The first harvester reaps the grain from land for 24 hours, the second harvester for 16 hours. For how many hours will take harvest by two harvesters, but the second harvester started working four hours later than the first?
  • Workers
    two_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?
  • Together 3
    painter_8 If Sally can paint a house in 4 hours, and John can paint the same house in 6 hours, how long will it take for both of them to paint the house together?
  • Cleaners
    clean Milan would clean up the room for 2.5 hours, Eric would take 10 hours. How long they swept the room together?
  • Two cyclists 2
    cyclist_45 At the same time, two cyclists left the towns A and B at constant speeds. The first one going from town A to town B, and the second one from town B to town A. At one point of the trip they met. After they met, the first cyclist arrived at town B in 36min,
  • Workers
    work_9 9 workers dig a canal 120 meters long for eight hours. For how long would be dig five workers canal 200 meters long?
  • Oil tank and pipes
    oil_tank The underground oil tank can be filled by two oil pipelines. The first is filled in 72 hours and the second in 48 hours. How many hours from the moment when first pipeline began to fill the oil is it necessary to start filling it with the second to fill i
  • Direct route
    tourists From two different places A and B connected by a direct route, Adam (from city A) and Bohus (from city B) started at a constant speed. As Adam continued to go from A to B, Bohus turned around at the time of their meeting and at the same speed he returned
  • Two pipes
    roura_1 How long will the pool be filled with a double supply pipe if it takes the pool to fill the first pipe by 4 hours longer and the second pipe 9 hours longer than both pipes open at the same time?