If 7 women bake 24 dozen cookies in 3 hours. How long will it take 2 women to bake 24 dozen Christmas cookies for a bake sale?

I dont remember how to start this problem to solve it. Thanks for the help it is greatly appricated

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- Nov 4th 2008, 11:04 AMIDontunderstandI dont remember how to do this
If 7 women bake 24 dozen cookies in 3 hours. How long will it take 2 women to bake 24 dozen Christmas cookies for a bake sale?

I dont remember how to start this problem to solve it. Thanks for the help it is greatly appricated - Nov 4th 2008, 11:47 AMSoroban
Hello, IDontunderstand!

You can**talk**your way through it . . .

Quote:

If 7 women bake 24 dozen cookies in 3 hours.

How long will it take 2 women to bake 24 dozen cookies?

We have: .

If there were only one women, it would take*seven times as long.*

So we have: .

If there were twice as many women, it would take*half as long.*

Therefore: .

- Nov 4th 2008, 11:50 AMmasters