Posted by **Kyle** on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 11:53pm.

Two employees are painting wall. A takes twice as long as B to paint the same area. During a typical 8-hour day, A works the full 8 hours, but B takes a 2-hour break. A paints one way in a day.

How many walls do both employees paint together?

I need an explanation on how to set up the problem, please?

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**drwls**, Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 12:34am
<<A paints one way in a day. >>

Which way is that?

Is "way" supposed to be "wall"?

<<How many walls do both employees paint together? >>

In how many days?

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**Kyle**, Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 1:08am
Sorry.

It's supposed to be wall and how many walls they can paint in 1 day.

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**drwls**, Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 7:12am
A paints one wall a day. You said that already.

B, who is twice as fast, could paint two walls in an (eight hour) day, but he only works six hours. Therefore B paints 1.5 walls in an eight hour day.

Together that paint 2.5 walls per day.

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