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 07-27-2007 #1 Eva Guest   Posts: n/a Math Problem?? It takes 10 people working at the same rate 5 hours to pick 300 apples. How many hours would it take 1 person to pick 300 apples at this same rate??Please explain how to do it.
 07-27-2007 #2 Wheels Guest   Posts: n/a 300apples/5hours = 60 apples per hour60apples/10people = 6 apples per hour per person300apples/6 apples per our per person = 50 hours for one person to do 300 apples.Or your could just look at it as 1 is 1/10 of 10 so it would take one person ten times as long.
 07-27-2007 #3 gesges Guest   Posts: n/a 5 * 10 = 50It should take 1 person, 10 times longer to do a job of 10 people!
 07-27-2007 #4 Madhukar D Guest   Posts: n/a 1 person will work at 1/10th the rate of 10 persons and hence will take 5 x 10 hours = 50 hours

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