Common work - math word problems

  1. Grandma
    zemiaky 6 kg of potatoes is enough for four at home for 15 days. For how many days will this amount be enough if a grandma will visit?
  2. Aircraft angines
    aircraft-02 The two engines of the aircraft are enough to supply the fuel for five hours of operation. However, one of the engines has a malfunction and thus consumes one-third more fuel. How long can the plane be in the air before it runs out of fuel? After an hour
  3. Worker's performance
    plot 15 workers paint 180 m fence in 3 days. In how many days will 9 workers paint a 360 m fence? We assume that each worker have the same, constant and unchangeable performance.
  4. Baking muffins
    time Aunt Polly is baking muffins at a speed of 4 muffins per minute. Tom comes into the kitchen when Aunt Polly has 12 muffins, and begins to eat these muffins at a speed of 6 muffins per minute. When he finally leaves the kitchen, there are 4 muffins at the
  5. Panel house
    workers The construction company has two groups of workers. Group A has more members than B. Panel house was insulated by group A in 10 days. The same block of flats was insulated together in 6 days. How many days would group B block insulate?
  6. Temporary workers
    work_1 Three temporary workers work in the warehouse and unload the goods in 9 hours. In what time would five temporary workers unload the same products?
  7. Tributaries
    inlets The pool can be filled with two different tributaries. The first inflow would fill the pool in 18 hours, both in 6 hours. How many hours would the pool filled with a second inflow?
  8. Two machines
    clock-night-schr_1 The first machine can produce parts in 24 hours, the second in 16 hours. The first started working in the morning at 6:00 pm. Second at 10:00 o'clock. At what hour were all parts made?
  9. Two companies
    calendar The family ordered two companies to modify the garden. The first would be done in 20 days, the second would take 40% less time. How long will they work together if the second company started working when the first worked for 4 days?
  10. Blueberries collecting
    blueberry_1 Marie collects blueberries 2 l in 1 hour. Began collecting at 8.00 pm, Joe collects 1.5 l in 1 hour. Peter 1 l for 1 hr. And they began to gather at 08.30 pm. Together they collect 10 l. At what time will they all have collected?
  11. Six students
    painter Two pupils painted the class in four hours. How long will it take for six pupils?
  12. Harvest time
    clocks2 Grandma and granddaughter Julka reap currants in 15 hours of working together. Julka herself would have currants 10 days after 6 hours of work a day. Find by what percentage the grandma's harvest time was shortened when the granddaughter was involved in c
  13. Blueberries
    blueberry 5 children collect 4 liters of blueberries in 1.5 hours. a) How many minutes do 3 children take 2 liters of blueberries? b) How many liters of blueberries will be taken by 8 children in 3 hours?
  14. Two workers
    work One worker needs 40 hours to do a job, and the second would do it in 30 hours. They worked together for several hours, then the second was recalled, and the first completed the job itself in 5 hours. How many hours did they work together, and how much did.
  15. Two water containers
    watertank In the first container, there are 200 m3 of water and in the second 40 m3. The first container will flow down at a rate of 10 m3 water per hour. At the same time flows to the second rate of 5 m3 per hour. After how many hours there will be three times less
  16. Painters
    time Ten painters paint the school in 20 days. How many days do four painters paint the school at the same pace of work?
  17. Three pumps together
    pumps One pump fills the tank in 1.5 hours, the second in 2 hours, and the third in 3 hours 20 minutes. How many minutes will the tank fill with three pumps if they work simultaneously?
  18. Working alone
    workers 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?
  19. Three tributaries
    bazen It is possible to fill the pool with three tributaries. The first would take 12 hours, the second 15 hours, and the third 20 hours. The day before the summer season began, the manager opened all three tributaries simultaneously. How long did it take to fil
  20. Six workers
    workers Six workers planned to repair the roof in 5 days. After two days, two workers get sick. How long will the remaining workers complete the roof at the same rate of work?

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