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: 341

  • Sprayers
    postrekovac The vineyard can be sprayed first sprayer in 5 hours and with the second in 8 hours. How long would it take if we use sprayers both at once?
  • Painters
    painters The first team of painters would paint bridge in 15 days, the second in 10 days. After 3 days of working together second team goes out and continue only first team. How many days took second team to finish painting the bridge?
  • Two diggers
    two-diggers There are two diggers. One digger digs a pit 46 hours second gidding 2 times faster. a) how long took to dig a pit second digger b) how long took dig together
  • Two workers
    workers Two workers will do certain work for 12 days. After 8 days of working, was one removed, and then the other finished the job alone in 10 days. For how many days would do this work alone for each worker?
  • Strawberries
    strawberries Father collects strawberries himself in 4 hours, son in 14 hours. How long will it take them along when dad comes to help his son collect strawberries after 3 hours?
  • Pool 2
    bazen_pritok The first supply by the pool fill for five hours and the second fill for six hours, drain should be drained for 15 hours. For how many hours the pool is full, when we open both inlet now and outlet open two hours later?
  • Two typists
    lasica_typewriter There are two typists who are rewriting the material 814 pages. First can it handle rewrite yourself for 24 days; the second 12 days. First typist wrote material yourself 4 days rest rewrites yourself second typist. How many days will it take rewriting al
  • Automaker
    car_manufactury The automaker now produces daily 4 new cars more than last year so the production of 360 cars will save just one full working day. How many working days to produce 360 vehicles needed last year?
  • Garden
    garden Father dig up the garden in 9 hours. Son in 13 hours. How many hours take dig up the garden together?
  • Salary
    czk_koruna Mr. Vesely got for work 874 CZK (Czech Republic Koruna). Mr. Jaros got twice less than Mr. Vesely. How much CZK got Mr. Jaros?
  • Working time - shortening
    worker The media often speculates about the change (especially to shorten) the working time of the five-day eight-hour working week to another working model. Calculate how many hours a day the employee would have to work a day at 3-day work week if he must work
  • Painter Pavel
    pixla_s_farbou Painter Pavel painted the fence for 16 hours and painter Petr the same fence painted for 13 h. How long should take painted the fence together?
  • Fire tank
    fireman Whole fire tank was discharged once in 5 days by first out by second in $n days. Once firefighters pumped out 6/13 of water out from the tank and then let the water flow out both drain. How long take empty the tank?
  • Blueberries
    boruvky Marie earns 3 liters of blueberries for 3.4 hours, Peter 2.4 liters for 2.9 hours. How long have earns together one liter?
  • Three workers
    three_workers Three workers A, B, C have to work on a specific task. Workers A and B completed whole task in 14 days, B together with C for 23 days, A together with C for 13 days. How long it would take to complete the task every one of them alone? How long it would ta
  • Machines
    machinery In the workshop are three machines. The first is treated 250 parts for 4.7 hours, the second is treated 300 parts for 1.9 hours, and the third is treated 230 parts for 4.6 hours. How long will it take to make 3100 parts if worked all three machines at the
  • Two valves
    pool Water fills the pool with two valves for 11 days. After 7 days, the first valve was stopped, and the second valve fill pool for 7 days. How many days took to fill the pool of each of the valves individually?
  • Parquet floor
    Parkett Three workers laid the 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?
  • Inflow - outflow
    water_barrels The tank will fill by inflow for 143 minutes and empties by outflow for 150 minutes. How long take to fill tank if it is also opened the inflow and outflow?
  • Painters
    painter First painter painted fence himself for 4 hours, the second painter 1.2 hours sooner than first, and the third painters slowest up to 16 hours. How long took them paint fence if worked together?

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