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If 3 people working together at the same rate can do a job in 16/3 day

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If 3 people working together at the same rate can do a job in 16/3 days, what fraction of that job can two of these people do in one day?

(A) 1/16
(B) 1/8
(C) 3/16
(D) 1/2
(E) 2/3

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If 3 people working together at the same rate can do a job in 16/3 days, what fraction of that job can two of these people do in one day?

(A) 1/16
(B) 1/8
(C) 3/16
(D) 1/2
(E) 2/3


If three people can do the job in \(\frac{16}{3}\) days,
working together, they will do \(\frac{3}{16}\)th of the work in 1 day.

Therefore, 2 of the people would do \(\frac{2}{3}*\frac{3}{16} = \frac{1}{8}\)th of work in a day(Option B)
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Bunuel wrote:
If 3 people working together at the same rate can do a job in 16/3 days, what fraction of that job can two of these people do in one day?

(A) 1/16
(B) 1/8
(C) 3/16
(D) 1/2
(E) 2/3


We see that the rate of each person is (1/3)/(16/3) = 1/3 x 3/16 = 1/16 of the job per day. Thus two people can finish 2 x 1/16 = 2/16 = 1/8 of the job in one day.

Answer: B
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