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: 314

  • The work
    clock-night-schr_17 The work was to be done by 150 workers. At the beginning of their work, their number reduced by 40, which increased the time of work by 5 and 1/3 of the schedule. How long did work take?
  • 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?
  • Work together
    time Two bricklayers plastering a wall. The first would plaster it in 8 hours, the second in 12 hours. How many hours will they be done with the work if they work together?
  • Work at plant
    workers_4 Handyman has vowed to do repair work at the plant for 25 days. However, work had to be shortened and therefore gained helper. Together they made all the corrections for 13 1/3 days. How long the work would take helper himself?
  • Working time
    work_1 At 10 hours work shift, work is done in 16 days. How many days will the work be done at 8 hours shifts?
  • Two workers
    2workers Two workers work together and perform the job in 12 hours. If one has done half the work and then the second worker next half of the work it will take 25 hours. How long would it take job them separately?
  • Working together
    workers_49 One worker performs work in 3 days, the second in 5 days. How much do they work together?
  • Mason with assistant
    workers_15 Mason had to complete the work in 10 days. Two and a half days later, his assistant arrived. Together they completed the work in the next three and a half days. How many days would he need an assistant for the same work?
  • Work
    workers_21 The first worker would need less than 4 hours to complete the task than the other worker. In fact, both workers worked for two hours together, then the first worker did the remaining work himself. In what proportion should the remuneration of the workers
  • Apprentice
    ucen Worker and apprentice execute the work for 6 hours. The worker performs himself in 10 hours. How long do the work of an apprentice?
  • Repairman
    makak Repairman has vowed to do repair work at the plant for 25 days. However work had to be shortened, and therefore he took helper worker. Together they made all the corrections for the whole days. How long it would take work to helper worker?
  • Two workers
    clock-night-schr_12 The first worker would himself completed the work in 8 hours, the other in 6 hours. After two hours of joint work, the worker left the first worker to a doctor, and others completed the work himself. How many hours worked the other worker himself?
  • Three people
    clocks_16 Three people start doing a work at a same time. The first worked only 2 hours. The second ended 3 hours before the end. On an individual basis, it would take the first time to do the work 10 hours, second 12 hours and 15 hours third. How many hours did it
  • Work together
    work_6 Michal and Dorota would do the work together in 2.25 hours. If Dorota had to do it herself, it would have taken her 6 hours longer than Michal. Determine the time that Dorota would do the work herself and the time that Michal would do it himself.
  • Workhorses
    work A team of colleagues done the work in 20 days. After adding 2 colleagues from the beginning the work was completed in 15 days. How many members has the colleague team?
  • 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.
  • Working together
    workers Two people will do the work in 12 days. They worked together for 8 days. Then only one worked for 10 days. How many days would each of them do the work if he worked alone?
  • Painters 4
    painter_3 One painter will do the job for 12 days. After a 4 1/3 day he comes second to help him and complete work together for 8 days. How long would work the second painter himself?
  • 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
  • Parquet floor
    Parkett Three workers laid parquet floor for 2.301 hour. The first one would do this work alone 7 hours, the second in 6 hours. For how many hours would fulfill this work the third worker, if he worked alone?

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