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

  • Sum three fractions
    plusminus Work out the sum of 1/4, 1/5 and 3/10.
  • Part-timers
    jahoda 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
    balloon Six identical compressors inflate 180 balloons in one hour. How many balloons inflate one compressor in 10 minutes?
  • Deadline
    murar Five equally skilled masons built half the wall in 14 days. In order to meet the planned deadline, the remaining part must be built in 6 days. How many more masons need to be allocated for construction?
  • Jewelry factory
    diamonds In a jewelry factory, three assemblers make beaded necklaces.  Marcus can make 22 necklaces per hour all day long. Anita can make 25 necklaces for her first three hour of the days and then slow down to 16 necklaces for the rest of the day. Yara can make 2
  • Workshops
    workers The plant has three workshops. In the first workshop, produce 5 products/hour, in the second 8 products/hour, and in the third 7 products/hour. In the first workshop, they produced 240 products, in the second 400 and the third 350 products. Find the avera
  • Three
    work Three pavers will pave the sidewalk in 4 days. How long does it take for two tiles to pave the same sidewalk?
  • All tasks - taskman
    clocks Skilled workshop master washes client car 1/5 hour, cleaned the client's car in 5/4 hour, and painted small defects on car 1 1/3 hour. How long did it take him to do all the necessary work tasks?
  • The pet
    mrkva2 Ananya has a bunny. She bought 4 7/8 pounds of carrots. She fed her bunny 1 1/4 pounds of carrots the first week. She fed her bunny 5/6 pounds of carrots the second week. All together, how many pounds of carrots did she feed her bunny? 1. Draw a tape diag
  • Candy bars
    chocholate Sheldon has 4 candy bars and wants to split them among his five friends. If each person gets the same amount, what part of the candy bar will each friend get? Show your work.
  • Together m+d
    painter Aunt Jane would paint her apartment in 10 hours, her mother in 15 hours. How much do they paint it for together?
  • Two companies
    workers Company A can fulfill the order in 12 days, company B the same order in 18 days. How many days will the order be fulfilled if only company A works on it for the first two days, then the remaining days for both companies two?
  • The mountain hut
    tourist The mountain hut has a supply of food for 8 tourists for 15 days. Half more were lost. How long will their food supply last if the daily ration remains the same?
  • Weighted harmonic average
    workers Ten workers will do some work in 2 minutes, five workers in 10 minutes, and three workers in 6 minutes. How many minutes per average worker per worker?
  • The sides 3
    equilateral_triangle The sides of an equilateral triangle are 9.4 cm, correct to the nearest one decimal place. Work out the upper bound of the side of this triangle.
  • Two xeroxes
    xerox The performances of the two copiers are in the ratio 3: 4. A machine with higher power will make 7,200 copies in one hour. How many copies will both machines make together in 5 hours?
  • Six painters
    painter Six painters paint an area of 120 m2 in 4 hours. How long does it take for 12 painters to paint 480 m2 with the same performance?
  • Book reading
    books Susan thought, "If I read 15 pages a day, I will read the whole book in 8 days. “How many pages would she have to read a day if she wanted to finish the book on the 6th day from the start of reading? And how many pages does the book have?
  • Mr. Ben
    bricks Mr. Ben drives bricks to the construction site. If he drove three times a day, he would make bricks in 8 days. How many times a day would he go every day to be done 2 days earlier?
  • Everyone drinks the same
    beers 24 bricklayers drink 72 beverage bottles a day at the construction site. How many bottles would 19 bricklayers need? Everyone drinks the same.

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