Work word problemsWork 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: 353
- Two companies
The two companies made a work together in 100 days. The first company would do it in 150 days, how many days would the work take the second company?
A large tank is partially filled with a solution. The tank has a faucet that allows solution to enter the tank at a rate of 16 3/4 liters per minute. The tank also has a drain that allows solution to leave the tank at a rate of 19 4/5 liters per minute. (
Five combine harvesters harvest wheat in 12 days. How much will the harvest time be shortened when six combine harvesters enter the field?
- Five people
Five people can finish the painting a wall in 4 hours, if only two people are available how many hours do they have to work finish the same job?
- Three men
If 3 men can do a job in 8 days, how many men can do the same job in 6 days?
- Hat and scarf
Katy knitted a scarf 4 times faster than a hat. Knitting together lasted 15 days. How much did she knit a hat?
There are 1100 students at a school. 540 students are girls, the rest are boys. 1/10 of girls are left handed. 1/8 of the boys are left handed. Work out the number of left handed students in the school.
- 10 workers
10 workers will perform the assigned work in 8 days. How long will it take to get the job done if 6 workers work for six days and then another six join them?
Keira worked 31 one half hours last week. She earned $15.40 per hour of work. How much money did Keira earn last week?
- When Joe
When Joe went to work at 6 a. M. , the outside temperature was 3 degrees Celsius. During the day, the Weather worsened and by 3 p. M. the temperature dropped 5 degrees. What was the temperature at 5 p. M. ?
Deena works at a customer service call center. She fields an average of 7 calls per hour. Employees are encouraged to field more than 280 calls per week. Deena has already fielded 133 calls this week. How many more hours, x, does Deena need to work this w
Jimmy earns an average of php 140.50 per hour in offering a Math tutorial. At least how many hours does he need to work to earn Php 1,100.00?
Nicolas and his father can repair one desk in 1/3 hour. How many desks can they repair in 3 hours?
- A paint
A paint tin is a cylinder 12cm and height 22 cm. Leonardo, the painter, drops his stirring stick into the tin and it disappears. Work out the maximum length of the stick.
- Wall builders
If 12 men can build a wall 398 metres long in 48 days, how long would it take 33 men to build a wall 347 metres long? Answer to 3 decimal places.
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.