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    Word Problem

    I've been having trouble trying to set this problem up Any help would be great.

    One machine labels 250 packages in ten minutes and a second machine labels the same number of packages in eight minutes. How long will it take the two machines working simultaneously to label 250 packages?
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    Quote Originally Posted by maryanna91 View Post
    I've been having trouble trying to set this problem up Any help would be great.

    One machine labels 250 packages in ten minutes and a second machine labels the same number of packages in eight minutes. How long will it take the two machines working simultaneously to label 250 packages?

    first machine labels in 1 minute 25 packages, second machine in 1 minutes labels 250/8 packages ( 31.25 ) so together they are labeling 56.25 packages in 1 minute. Your answer is 250 / 56.25 = 4.4444444 = 4 min. 27 sec
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