1962 AHSME Problems/Problem 24

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Problem

Three machines $\text{P, Q, and R,}$ working together, can do a job in $x$ hours. When working alone, $\text{P}$ needs an additional $6$ hours to do the job; $\text{Q}$, one additional hour; and $R$, $x$ additional hours. The value of $x$ is:

$\textbf{(A)}\ \frac{2}3\qquad\textbf{(B)}\ \frac{11}{12}\qquad\textbf{(C)}\ \frac{3}2\qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 2\qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 3$

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