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If Johnny can mow the lawn in 30 minutes and with the help of his brot

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John : 30 min
John + Bobby : 20 min

J30=j20+b20
J10=b20

So we can get that it takes Bobby 20 min to do what John can do in 10 min

Since it takes John 30 min to finish the whole thing , it will take Bobby 60 min

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Assuming total work equals to 1
Rate = work/time
Rate(johny)=1/(30/60)=2
Rate(j)*20/60 + rate(b)*20/60 =1
Implies rate(b) =1
Therefore to complete work alone bobby would have to eork one hour

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New post 18 Feb 2020, 01:45
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If Johnny can mow the lawn in 30 minutes and with the help of his brother, Bobby, they can mow the lawn 20 minutes, how long would it take Bobby working alone to mow the lawn?

(A) 1/2 hour

(B) 3/4 hour

(C) 1 hour

(D) 3/2 hours

(E) 2 hours


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1/30=1/x+1/20
x= 60
; 1 hr
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