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Henry can paint a house in 5 days and Jose can do the same work in 4 days. If they work together,how many days will it take them to paint the house?

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  1. Henry's rate = house/5
    Jose's rate = house/4
    combined rate = house/5 + house/4
    = 9house/20

    time at combined rate = house/(8house/20)
    = house(20/8house)
    = 20/8
    = 2.5

    it will take 2.5 days

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