posted by Laowe .
It takes Todd 3 hours longer than Tom to paint a 4x5 feet bedroom. Working together, both can complete the job in two hours.How long does it take each one to complete the painting job working alone?
Let it takes Todd X hours; Tom Y hours.
For one hour, Todd paints 1/X part of the bedroom, Tom - 1/Y; together - 1/X+1/Y
Y^2-Y-6=0 => Y=3, X=6