(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

You run a small business making widgets. You have two employees. Employee A takes two times as long as employee B to make a widget. During each day, both employees working together will make 15 widgets, how many widgets get made by employee A each day?

2. Relevant equations

rate = area/time

3. The attempt at a solution

I know the answer is 5 but I don't understand why. Here is my attempt.

A = 2*B<--- A takes twice the time of B

B = B

since I am suppose to be solving for A write in terms of A

B = A/2

so their rate together should be A + B = 15 widgets.

A/2 + A/2 = 15

and this is were I get stuck.

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