# Work word problems - page 2 of 40

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: 800

- 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?

- Painting a room

If 1 person can paint a room in 6 hrs, how many hours will 3 people finish painting the room? - Working together

Zeru can complete a certain job in 5 days, and Tulu can complete the same job in 3 days. How long will they complete the job if they work together? - Estimate and exact

A) estimate 0.34 x 0.063 by rounding both numbers to one significant figure b) work out the exact value of 0.34 x 0.063 compare answers to parts a) and b) - Frac simplest form

A) Write 1 8/9 as an improper fraction in its simplest form. B) Use your answer to work out 5 / (1 8/9) - Work

2/5 of the employees in a company drive to work, 1/3 travel by bus, and the rest walk. Find the fraction of those who walk.

- Cement and sand

Rasmus mixes cement with sand for some repair work. He used 3 5/6 kg of cement and 1/2 kg more sand than cement. In all, he needs 10 kg of the mixture. Does he have enough mixture? If yes, then how much more does it have? If not, then how much more does h - Tadeo

Tadeo volunteered at the library 6 times as many hours over the weekend as Dylan. Together, they volunteered a total of 14 hours. How many hours did each person volunteer over the weekend? Write a system of equations that represents the situation. Let x r - Work out 2

Work out the sum of 2/6 and 1/6. Give your answer in its simplest form. - Work out

Work out the sum of 1/5, 3/4, and 1/2. Give your answer as a mixed number in its simplest form. - Kevin 3

Kevin makes a list of the tasks he has to do after school and how long it will take him to do each task. Task Time; (hours) Read ; 1/3 Do homework ; 3/4 Play soccer ; 4/6 Practice piano ; 1/2 How long will it take Kevin to complete all of his tasks? Show

- A contractor

A contractor wants to plaster Wall, which is 2650 m². He sends 50 masons to do the work equally. What size of the Wall does each Mason plaster? - Jessie

Jessie was given the problem 3 2/5 divided by 3/10 = to solve. Jessie's work looks like this: 3 2/5 divided by 3/10 = 17/5 divided by 3/10 17/5 * 3/10 = 17:3/5:10 51/50 =5 1/50 Jessie's answer is incorrect. Answer the following questions about Jessie's wo - 3 men

Three men painting a house take 7 1/2 days. How long will 5 men take over the same job? Working at the same rate. - Workers

Suppose John starts work at 8:45 AM and finishes at 5:15 PM. He has 90 minutes of breaks. How many hours does he work in 5 days? - Sophie 2

Sophie earns $12.80 per hour babysitting. She has to repay a loan to her parents in the amount of $100. After repaying the loan, she wants to have at least enough money to buy herself a pair of sneakers costing $130.40. Write an inequality modeling the nu

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