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Posted by **Madison** on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at 9:32am.

This is what I did and I get 9/20. What am i doing wrong?

1.4x+1/5x=1 which gives u 9/20. I'm so lost...

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**Reiny**, Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at 9:36amMike's rate = 1/3 lawn/hr

Paul's rate = 1/2 lawn/h

combined rate = (1/3 + 1/2) lawn/hr

= 5/6 lawn/hr

time for combined rate = 1/(5/6) hours

= 6/5 hours

Their answer is wrong.

How can it take 20/9 or more than 2 hours for both of them to do it, when Paul alone could do it in 2 hours.

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**Bob**, Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 8:11pm6/5hrs

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**Henry**, Monday, December 27, 2010 at 6:36pmt = 3*2 / (3+2) = 6/5 hrs.

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