Hello, I'm having trouble working with this problem:
A capentry work can be done in 3 days by 12 persons. If 9 persons work on the same task, how long would it take them to finish it?
The correct answer is 4, but I don't understand how to get it.
I thought I had to do: 9 x 3 / 12, but it's not correct.
How can I solve this?
By the way: your answer, 9 x 3/12= 27/12 is slightly larger than 2 days and so less than 3 days. You are saying that 9 people can do the job faster than 12 people! That should hae told you that you should have divided where you