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.

Number of problems found: 336

  • Strawberries
    jahoda Three people pick strawberries from 48 rows in 8 hours. How many hours do five people need to pick strawberries from 20 rows?
  • The bricklayer
    murar The bricklayer built a six-meter base of the fence in 3 hours. How long does it take to build a 14 m long base?
  • Publishing company
    normal_d Suppose you work for a publishing company and before launching a new magazine targeting fashion-oriented consumers, your boss wants to hold a meeting with perspective advertisers. Assume that annual expenditures on magazine ads in this genre are normally
  • What are 3
    numbers2 What are the two digits which when inserted in the blank spaces will make 234 _ _ divisible by 8?
  • Mason 3
    rectangles Mason has a rectangular garden that is 2/3 yard wide by 7/4 yards long. What is the area of Mason’s garden? Use a drawing to show your work.
  • My brother
    zosity My brother is missing 240 assignments. He wants to finish them all. If he does 2 each day how many days will it take for him to finish 1/3 of his assignments?
  • There 14
    skola There are 250 people in a museum. 2/5 of the 250 people are girls 3/10 of the 250 people are boys The rest of the 250 people are adults Work out the number of adults in the museum.
  • Gavin
    juice Gavin had 3 gallons of orange juice ready to serve at the breakfast party. His family drank 2 ⅛ gallons. How much is left? Show your work with a numberline, area model or grid.
  • Kittens
    cat Sometimes Grace has kittens. Each kitten has 1/3 as much cat food as a full-grown cat. How many kittens can Grace feed with the 1.47 pounds? Solve on paper. Then check your work. 1 full-grown cat need 0.25 pound of food.
  • James 4
    penize James, Priya and Siobhan work in a grocery store. James makes 8.00 per hour. Priya makes 40% more than James, and Siobhan makes 5% less than Priya. How much does Siobhan make per hour?
  • Monica 3
    clocks Monica works on her drawings for 2 hours. She spends 1/6 hour on each drawing. How many drawings does she work on in 2 hours?
  • Your Mom
    cleaning Your Mom can clean your entire house in 3 hours. However, your dad takes 5 hours to clean the house. How long it will take for them to clean the house if they work together? (Write the numerical answer round to the nearest thousandth)
  • Imagine 2
    cukriky Imagine that you are filling treat bags with jellybeans. You have 3 3/8 cups of jellybeans, and each treat bag will contain 1/4 cup of jellybeans. How many treat bags can you fill before you run out of jellybeans? Show your work (please).
  • Hour salary + fix
    work Devin recently hired a contractor to do some necessary work. The contractor gave a quote of $395 for parts plus $62 an hour for labor. Let x  represent the number of labor hours worked. Write an algebraic expression to represent the total cost for the rep
  • Two workers
    work One worker makes a part 4 hours and the second 9 hours later than they would make the same part together. How long does it take for each worker to make the part himself?
  • Sum three fractions
    plusminus Work out the sum of 1/4, 1/5 and 3/10.
  • Part-timers
    jahoda Six part-timers would take seven hours to pick strawberries. How long would this work take if two more temporary workers were added after three hours?
  • Six identical
    balloon Six identical compressors inflate 180 balloons in one hour. How many balloons inflate one compressor in 10 minutes?
  • Deadline
    murar Five equally skilled masons built half the wall in 14 days. In order to meet the planned deadline, the remaining part must be built in 6 days. How many more masons need to be allocated for construction?
  • Jewelry factory
    diamonds In a jewelry factory, three assemblers make beaded necklaces.  Marcus can make 22 necklaces per hour all day long. Anita can make 25 necklaces for her first three hour of the days and then slow down to 16 necklaces for the rest of the day. Yara can make 2

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