Posted by Lisa Urgent Math!! on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 5:54pm.
WEEK 5  Work Rates
You work in retail. In the past you inventoried and shelved the weekly UPS shipment in 2 hours. Your coworker usually takes 3 hours to do the UPS shipment. How long will it take the two of you working together to finish this week’s UPS shipment?
1)What units are you looking for?
Choose a variable to represent this value?
2)Should your answer be more or less than 2 hours? Why?
3)What fraction of the job can you do in 1 hour working alone?
This is your work rate.
4)What fraction of the job can your coworker do in 1 hour working alone? This is his work rate.
5)Using the variable you chose, what fraction of the job can you two do in 1 hour working together?
This is your combined work rate.
6)Write an equation.
7)Describe at least two ways to solve this equation.
We can finish the UPS shipment in ________ ________ working together.

Algebra class!  Ms. Sue, Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 5:56pm
Do you know the answer to any of these questions?

Algebra class!  Lisa Urgent Urgent!!, Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 6:35pm
I don't know the answer to any of these questions as why my is my biggest struggle.
WEEK 5  Work Rates
You work in retail. In the past you inventoried and shelved the weekly UPS shipment in 2 hours. Your coworker usually takes 3 hours to do the UPS shipment. How long will it take the two of you working together to finish this week’s UPS shipment?
1)What units are you looking for?
Choose a variable to represent this value?
2)Should your answer be more or less than 2 hours? Why?
3)What fraction of the job can you do in 1 hour working alone?
This is your work rate.
4)What fraction of the job can your coworker do in 1 hour working alone? This is his work rate.
5)Using the variable you chose, what fraction of the job can you two do in 1 hour working together?
This is your combined work rate.
6)Write an equation.
7)Describe at least two ways to solve this equation.
We can finish the UPS shipment in ________ ________ working together.

Algebra class!  Ms. Sue, Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 6:45pm
Since you don't even know this answer, you need more help than we can provide for you.
3)What fraction of the job can you do in 1 hour working alone?
This is your work rate.
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