Work + velocity - math problemsWork 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: 17
- Working together
One worker performs work in 3 days, the second in 5 days. How much do they work together?
- Working alone
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?
Ten workers must pave road street for 22 working days. After four days were for speeding up work added two more workers. a) After how many work days now workers completes the paved road? b) How many working days it took a total paved road?
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?
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?
- Cable car
The cable car will carry 1280 passengers in 40 minutes. How many people will be transported in 2.5 hours?
- Timber log
The ship goes from point x to y. Downstream it takes 4 hours, upstream 6 hours. How long does it take from a point x to y a log?
- 3 pupils
3 pupils cleaned 10 meters of the stream in 1 hour. How many meters of the stream will clean 18 students in 4 hours?
- Hay bags
4 cows eat 16 hay bags in 5 days. How many bags will eat 5 cows in 7 days?
A pond with two open floodgates will emptied in 20 days. A larger floodgate will emptied whole pond in 30 days. For how long would he be emptied with a smaller floodgate.
- Supermarket cashiers
When at the supermarket are opened only 2 cash people waiting in the front approximately 12 minutes. How many will shorten the average waiting time in a front where supermarket open another three cashiers?
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?
- Baking muffins
Aunt Polly is baking muffins at a speed of 4 muffins per minute. Tom comes into the kitchen when Aunt Polly has 12 muffins, and begins to eat these muffins at a speed of 6 muffins per minute. When he finally leaves the kitchen, there are 4 muffins at the
The water pipe has a cross-section 1087 cm2. An hour has passed 960 m3 of water. How much water flows through the pipe with cross-section 300 cm2 per 9 hours if water flows the same speed?
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 take to make 3100 parts if worked all three machines at the sam
- Two water containers
In the first container, there are 200 m3 of water and in the second 40 m3. The first container will flow down at a rate of 10 m3 water per hour. At the same time flows to the second rate of 5 m3 per hour. After how many hours there will be three times les
- Sawmill factory
Peter works in the factory. The bus stop is 10 km from the factory. Therefore, always when the bus arrives for Peter, the driver leaves factory and takes him to work. They are coming at the saw exactly at 8:00. Today the bus arrived 11 minutes earlier and
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