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5 Farmerrs work in a 10 acre of land and pick up the apples

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12 Feb 2004, 09:36
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5 Farmerrs work in a 10 acre of land and pick up the apples in 20 hours. How long will it take 8 farmers to pick up the apples.

I know the anwer. Can you come up with a <=20 sec approach to this question

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12 Feb 2004, 09:52
8 workers will pick the apples in 12.5 hours

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13 Feb 2004, 02:43
I know the easiest and the fastest way to do these problems.
I will explain later right now i m not finding how to explain it.

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13 Feb 2004, 03:07
To pick the apples from 10 acres we need 100 man/hours(5x20).
The same job can be done by 8 farmers in 100/8 hours.

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