# Rate Word Problems

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### Work Rate Word Problems

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# Rate Word Problems

• A software development company is getting ready (#3053)
A software development company is getting ready to release a new product. The QA Director is notified the following: A Junior Verification Engineer takes 1 hour longer to fix a bug than it takes a Senior Engineer. If they can fix the bug in 5 hours working ...
solving rational equations, solving equations, rational equations, equations, work rate, rate
• A town`s old street sweeper (#990)
A town's old street sweeper can clean the streets in 60 h. The old sweeper together with a new sweeper can clean the streets in 15 ...
fractional equations, equations, work rate, rate
• Andres and Biloy working together (#921)
Andres and Biloy, working together, can build a chicken house in 6 2/3 hours. Andres became ill after 3 hours of working with Biloy, and Biloy finished the job, continuing to work alone in 8 1/4 more ...
solving systems of equations, systems of equations, solving equations, systems, equations, work rate, rate
• Harry can paint a room in 3 hours (#3142)
Harry can paint a room in 3 hours, and Kerry can paint it in 4 ...
equations, work rate, rate
• If a shoe balances 10 marbels (#2569)
If a shoe balances 10 marbels and a book balances 20 ...
rate
• If sally can paint a house in 4 hours (#3358)
If sally can paint a house in 4 hours and john can paint the same house in 6 hours how long will it take for both of them to paint the house together?
work rate, ratio, rate
• Jack can usually mow his lawn (#1388)
Jack can usually mow his lawn in 3 hours. Marilyn can mow the same yard in 4 ...
work rate, rate
• Kristin can type a 50 page paper (#2349)
Kristin can type a 50 page paper in 8 hours. Last month Kristin and Courtney together typed a 50 page paper in 6 ...
rational expressions, expressions, work rate, rate
• Mason can build wall in 6 hours less than the apprentice (#2528)
Mason can build wall in 6 hours less than the apprentice. Together they build the wall in 4 ...
work rate, rate
• Matt can paint his bedroom in 3 hours (#2594)
Matt can paint his bedroom in 3 hours, and Morgan needs 8 hours to do the same ...
rational exponents, work rate, rate
• Melanie can paint a certain barn (#824)
Melanie can paint a certain barn by herself in x days. Her helper Melissa can paint the same barn by herself in 2 x days. Write a rational expression for the fraction of the barn tht they complete in one day by working together. Evaluate the expression for x =5
rational expressions, rational numbers, expressions, number sense, numbers, work rate, rate
• Mr. Jenkins can dig a ditch (#39)
Mr. Jenkins can dig a ditch in one hour less then his son. Working together, they can do the job in 2\3 hour. How long does it take for ...
simplifying rational expressions, rational expressions, rational numbers, expressions, number sense, numbers, work rate, rate
• Rate (#9265)
Sammy's mother bought 21/2 pounds of blueberries on Monday.Sammy ate 1/4 of the blueberries before he went to bed.
a.How many pounds of blueberries did Sammy eat on Monday?
b.How many pounds of blueberries were left over?
c.On Tuesday,Sammy ate 1/3 of the leftover blueberries.How many pounds of bluberries did Sammy eat on Tuesday?
d.Did Sammy eat more blueberries on Monday or ...
rate
• Sally can paint a house in 4 hours (#1790)
Sally can paint a house in 4 hours. John can paint the same house in 6 ...
solving rational equations, solving equations, rational equations, equations, work rate, rate
• Sally can paint a room in 7 hours (#3505)
Sally can paint a room in 7 hours while it takes steve 6 hours to paint the same ...
work rate, rate
• Sam takes 6 days less than the number of days (#2982)
Sam takes 6 days less than the number of days taken by John to complete a piece of work. If both Sam and John together can complete the same work in 4 ...
quadratic equations, equations, work rate, rate
• simplifying rational expressions (#133)
Mario can do the work in X hours. Luigi takes one more hour than Mario to do the work. Together they finish the work in 100 ...
simplifying rational expressions, rational expressions, rational numbers, expressions, number sense, numbers, work rate, rate
• Two students washed 5 cars in one hour (#1781)
Two students washed 5 cars in one hour. How much would 6 students earn in an hour charging \$5...
rate
• Two taps turned on together (#1286)
Two taps turned on together can fill a tank in 15 mins. Separately, one tap takes 16mins longer than the other tap to fill the ...
solving rational equations, solving equations, equations, rational equations, work rate, rate
• Work (#5014)
john and his bro worked together, they finished a job in 12 days. but when she joined him only after he worked 8 days, they finished the same job in 6 more ...
work, work rate, rate
• Working alone it takes George 5 hours (#3428)
Working alone it takes George 5 hours to decorate the hall for an event. Working alone it takes Wanda 4 hours to decorate the hall for an ...
expressions, rational expressions, work rate, rate