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 co-worker 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 co-worker 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.

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

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**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 co-worker 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 co-worker 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.

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**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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