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    work problem

    Here is a problem that on some homework I have no idea how to begin to solve (this is word for word btw):

    Joan mows 3 acres in 2 hrs. How long to mow .9 acre?

    Anyone know how to solve this?
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    \frac{3}{2}=\frac{.9}{x}

    Now solve for x and that will give you how many hours
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    oh! Thank you so much, its been forever since I've done a problem like this so I didn't even think of it that way haha.
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    No problem
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