# math

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If Sally can paint a house in 4 hours, and John can paint the same house in 6 hour, how long will it take for both of them to paint the house together?

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Sally can paint 1/4 of a house per hour.
John can paint 1/6 of a house per hour.
Let's say the answer is t hours for the total job.
Then (1/4)t + (1/6)t = 1
(1/4 + 1/6)t = 1
(6/24 + 4/24)t = 1
(10/24)t = 1
t = 24/10 hours = 2.4 hours

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If Sally can paint a house in 4 hours, and John can paint the same house in 6 hour, how long will it take for both of them to paint the house together?

This is the ans. 2 hours and 24 minutes
But how they work it out?

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What don't you understand about Diana's solution?

Here is another way to look at it:

Consider the equation: job = rate x time , or rate = job/time or time = job/rate

sally" rate = job/4
john's rare = job/6
combined rate = job/4 + job/6
= 5job/12

time at that rate = job/(5job/12) = 12/5 - 2.4

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From Diana's solution,

2.4 hrs = 2 hrs 24 min

To convert .4 hrs to minutes, multiply by 60.
.4 hrs * 60 min = 24 min