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anonymous
 5 years ago
It takes Jake 9 hours longer than Joe to rebuild an engine. Working together, they can do the job in 20 hours. How long would it take each, working alone, to rebuild an engine?
anonymous
 5 years ago
It takes Jake 9 hours longer than Joe to rebuild an engine. Working together, they can do the job in 20 hours. How long would it take each, working alone, to rebuild an engine?

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anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.09 = 3^2 20 = 2^2 * 5 3^2 * 2^2 * 5 180 hours?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0jake does it in x hours. Therefore, his rate is 1/x Joe does it in y hours. Therefore, his rate is 1/y 20/y+20/x = 1 y+9 = x 20/y + 20/(y+9) = 1 40y+180= y^2 +9y y^2 31y +180 = 0 then use the quadratic formula :D
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