2008 AMC 12A Problems/Problem 10
- The following problem is from both the 2008 AMC 12A #10 and 2008 AMC 10A #13, so both problems redirect to this page.
Problem
Doug can paint a room in hours. Dave can paint the same room in hours. Doug and Dave paint the room together and take a one-hour break for lunch. Let be the total time, in hours, required for them to complete the job working together, including lunch. Which of the following equations is satisfied by ?
Solution
Solution 1
Doug can paint of a room per hour, Dave can paint of a room in an hour, and the time they spend working together is .
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Solution 2
If one person does a job in hours and another person does a job in hours, the time it takes to do the job together is hours.
Since Doug paints a room in 5 hours and Dave paints a room in 7 hours, they both paint in hours. They also take 1 hour for lunch, so the total time hours.
Looking at the answer choices, is the only one satisfied by .
See Also
2008 AMC 12A (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | |
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