Posted by **HELP HELP MHNS** on Monday, July 1, 2013 at 7:37pm.

A man can do the job in 8 days after 3 days of working a new guy help him and it takes 3 more days to finish the job together. how long will it take the new guy to finish the job alone?

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**Steve**, Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:15am
After 3 days, there is still 5/8 job left to do.

(5/8)/3 = 1/8 + 1/x

x = 12

Check:

In 3 days, the man can do 3/8 of the work

The helper can do 3/12 = 1/4 of the work

3/8 + 1/4 = 5/8, the amount of the work left to do.

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