# Work + equation - math problems

Work Problems are word problems that involve different people doing work together but at different rates. Another problem that 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 a task can be completed in t hours, then 1/t of the task can be completed In one hour.

#### Number of problems found: 155

If I read 15 pages a day, I will read the whole book in 18 days. How long will it take to read a book if I only read 9 pages every day?
• Digging
The first worker would dig a trench in 6 hours. For the second, the same work would take 4 hours. How long did it take for the trench to be dug if they worked together?
• The orchard
4 temporary workers harvested the orchard in 9 days. How many temporary workers we need for six days?
• The field
3 tractors plow the field in 6 hours. However, after 2 hours, 1 tractor broke down. How long will the field be plowed?
• Diggers
Eight diggers will do the job in 85 hours. After 21 hours, 3 diggers had to leave. How many hours will the work be done?
• Panel house
The construction company has two groups of workers. Group A has more members than B. Panel house was insulated by group A in 10 days. The same block of flats was insulated together in 6 days. How many days would group B block insulate?
• Bricklayers
The first bricklayer would build a wall in 3 days, the second in 4 days. The first bricklayer worked alone for a day, then the second bricklayer came to his aid and they finished the work together. How long did it take to build the wall?
• The farmer
The farmer calculated that the supply of fodder for his 20 cows was enough for 60 days. He decided to sell 2 cows and a third of the feed. How long will the feed for the rest of the peasant's herd last?
• Diggers
The excavation was carried out in 4 days and 5 workers worked on it for 7 hours a day. Determine how long it would take to excavate if 7 workers worked on it 8 hours a day.
• Blueberries collecting
Marie collects blueberries 2 l in 1 hour. Began collecting at 8.00 pm, Joe collects 1.5 l in 1 hour. Peter 1 l for 1 hr. And they began to gather at 08.30 pm. Together they collect 10 l. At what time will they all have collected?
Suzan reads a book. If she read half an hour a day, she would read it in nine days. How many minutes does he have to read a day if he wants to read it three days earlier?
• Harvest time
Grandma and granddaughter Julka reap currants in 15 hours of working together. Julka herself would have currants 10 days after 6 hours of work a day. Find by what percentage the grandma's harvest time was shortened when the granddaughter was involved in c
• Harvesters
The first harvester will harvest the grain from the field in 20 hours, the second, the more powerful in 10 hours. How long will take harvest this field by both harvesters, if the second harvester has to be set up first and this takes 2 hours? The first ha
• Four workers
Four workers will lay the floor of the gym in six hours. After an hour of working together, one of the workers left to the doctor. How long before the remaining three workers finish their work?
• Five pupils
Five pupils clean 30 chairs one hour before four pupils. How many chairs clean one pupil in 1 hour?
Lucy, Tereza, and Petra decided to compile the compulsory reading records together. It would take 30 days for Lucia alone, 36 for Tereza and 45 for Petra. How long will it take to make records if they will work together?
• Highway
Six trucks will be used to build the roadside 18 days. After 3 days, two more trucks were sent to build. How long will it take for material move?
• Two pipes
How long will the pool be filled with a double supply pipe if it takes the pool to fill the first pipe by 4 hours longer and the second pipe 9 hours longer than both pipes open at the same time?
• Sow barley
Farmers wanted to sow barley within 13 days. Due to the excellent weather, they managed to exceed the daily plan of sowing by 2 ha and therefore finished sow grain in 12 days. How many hectares of land did they sow with barley?
• Bricklayers
Seven bricklayers will build the house in 630 days. How many bricklayers do we need to take after 150 days to complete the building for (additional) 336 days?

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