Work + quadratic 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: 13

  • Working alone
    workers Tom and Chandri are doing household chores. Chandri can do the work twice as fast as Tom. If they work together, they can finish the work in 5 hours. How long does it take Tom working alone to do the same work?
  • Work
    workers_21 The first worker would need less than 4 hours to complete the task than the other worker. In fact, both workers worked for two hours together, then the first worker did the remaining work himself. In what proportion should the remuneration of the workers
  • Two masons
    garage Two masons built the garage together - it took 18 days. If they worked independently, the other would work 15 days more than the first. For how many days would build the garage each mason himhelp?
  • Copiers
    copy The new copier copying a folder of papers 5 min. faster than the old. The operator used new, but out of toner and exchange took 5 min. In that time copied on the old. The whole work has been done for 9 min. How long would the work done only by old copier?
  • Two pipes
    roura_1 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?
  • Wagons and cranes
    wagon_1 Several of the same cranes unloaded 96 wagons. If there were 2 more cranes there would be less 8 wagons for each crane. How many cranes were here?
  • Two pipes
    2pipes One pipe fill one-fifth volume 20 minutes before by second one. The two pipes together will fill the tank in two hours. How long is will fill tank each pipe separately?
  • Pumps
    pool_pump The tank is filled with two pumps in 16 minutes. The first pump is filled in 30 minutes earlier than two one. How many minutes is filled with the first pump?
  • 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?
  • 2 pipes
    time_12 2 pipes can fill a tank in 35 minutes. The larger pipe alone can fill the tank in 24 minutes less time than the smaller pipe. How long does each pipie take to fill the tank alone?
  • Blueberries 2
    boruvky_2 Lenka and Martin collected eight liters of blueberries in two hours. How long will take to collect blueberries by Lenka itself, if we know that she collect all 2.5 hours less than Martin?
  • Two workers
    workers_20 Two workers should fulfill certain task together for 5 days. If the first worker increased their performance twice and second twice fell, it took them just four days. For how many days would handle the entire task first worker himself?
  • Pool
    pool If water flows into the pool by two inlets, fill the whole for 19 hours. The first inlet filled pool 5 hour longer than the second. How long pool take to fill with two inlets separately?

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