Algebra

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One painter can finish a certain job 5 hours before another painter who is doing the same job. When they work together they can finish this job in 6 hours. How long does it take for each painter to do the job by himself?

  1. Steve

    If the faster painter takes x hours, then

    1/x + 1/(x+5) = 1/6

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