# 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
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
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
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
What are the two digits which when inserted in the blank spaces will make 234 _ _ divisible by 8?
• Mason 3
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
Work out the sum of 1/4, 1/5 and 3/10.
• Part-timers
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
Six identical compressors inflate 180 balloons in one hour. How many balloons inflate one compressor in 10 minutes?