# Work word problems

Work Problems are word problems that involve different people doing work together but at different rates. Another problem involves pipes filling up a tank. Another name for these problems is working together word problems.We suggest solving

**working together word problems**with the proportion. If we can complete a task in t hours, we can complete 1/t of the task in one hour.

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- One combine

One combine harvester can harvest a field of corn in 4.5 hours. Another harvester can harvest the same field in 3 hrs. If the farmer uses the two harvesters at the same time. How long will it take to harvest the entire field? - A tank 2

A tank can be filled by a pipe A in 3 hours and by pipe B in 5 hours. When the tank is full, it can be drained by pipe C in 4 hours. If the tank is initially empty and all three pipes are open, how many hours will it take to fill up the tank? - Workers

If x men can complete a work in 8 days and x+4 men can complete the same work in 6 days. Find the value of x. - Three pipes PPM

Pipe A can fill a tank in 20 h while pipe B can fill it in 10 h and pipe C can empty the full tank in 30 h. If all the pipes are opened together, how much time will be needed to make the tank full?

- 2 men

2 men or 3 women can do a piece of work in 45 days. Find, in how many days 6 men and 1 women be able to complete the same work. - A positive

A positive number plus itself squared is 240. What is the number? Please show your work. - Midpoint 11

Consider the following line segment - start point A=(-4,1), endpoint B=(4,-1). Find the midpoint. Please show your work. - A piece of work

12 men or 18 women can do a piece of work in 14 days, then how long 8 men and 16 women take to finish the work? - Two pipes 3

Two pipes, A and B, can fill a tank in 15 minutes and 20 minutes, respectively. Both pipes are opened together. After 4 minutes, pipe A is turned off.What is the total time required to fill the tank?

- Two cats

Sally has 2 cats. Each cat eats 1/4 of a tin of cat food each day. Sally buy 7 tins of cats food. How many days did she feed her 2 cats? Show your work. - Three workers

A can do a work in 16 hours, and B alone in 24 hours. If A, B, and C work together and finish it in 8 hours, then C alone can finish it in how many hours? - Men at work

8 men can finish a piece of work in 40 days. If 2 more men joined with them, then how many days it will take to complete the work? - 20 men

20 men are supposed to complete a work in 10 days. After working for 5 days, they realize that only one-fourth of the work is done. How many more men they need to employ to complete the work on time? - Taps and a tank

A tap can fill a tank in 6 hours. After half the tank is filled, three more similar taps are opened. What is the total time taken to fill the tank completely?

- Manday, manhour

Job problem: 10 men can make 20 toys in 12 days working 12 hours a day.Then, in how many days can 24 persons make 32 toys working 16 hours a day? - Closer to one

Here are two sums: A=1/2 + 1/3 and B=1/5 + 1/3. Which of the two sums is closer in value to 1? You must show your work and state clearly whether the answer is A or B. - Riley

Riley has 4 mixing bowls. Each bowl has 1 5/8 cups of flour. How many cups of flour does Riley have? Show your work. - Multiply 17

Multiply each of the following fractions. Show your work and write your answer as a fraction in simplest form and as a mixed number. You may or may not use the mixed number boxes. Multiply the Fractions ; Result of Multiplying ; Simplest Form ; Mixed Numb - An electrician 6

An electrician can wire 4 1/2 rooms in 3 hours. How long does it take him to wire each room?

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