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Posted by **maria** on Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 11:04pm.

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 11:12pmHere's one of Bobpursley's answers to this question.

http://www.jiskha.com/display.cgi?id=1243466404

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**drwls**, Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 11:15pmAmy's rate is 1/4 house per hour.

Thomas' rate is 1/6 house per hour.

The RATES are what get added when you want to know how fast they can do a job together. The combined rate is 1/4 + 1/6 = 5/12 houses per hour.

The time to do one house is 1 house divided by the rate (5/12 houses/hr), or 12/5 hours. That's 2 hours and 24 minutes.

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