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## Main Question or Discussion Point

Suppose it takes 48 women 16 days to do the same job that it takes 16 men to do in 24 days. If 10 men started working on the job and worked for 5 hours, then all 48 women joined them. how long would it take them working together to finish the job?

i know i have to find the rates so i have

48/16= 3 women/day

16/24= 2/3 men/day

i am just having trouble knowing what to do with the fact that 10 men started working BEFORE the women joined. i could this problem easily if they both started working at the same time.

thanks

i know i have to find the rates so i have

48/16= 3 women/day

16/24= 2/3 men/day

i am just having trouble knowing what to do with the fact that 10 men started working BEFORE the women joined. i could this problem easily if they both started working at the same time.

thanks

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