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 8hour day, A works the full 8 hours, but B takes a 2hour 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?

Math  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?

Math  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.

Math  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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