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It takes John 3 hours to assemble a model plane. Working together, Mike and John take 2 hours to assemble the model plane. How long would it take Mike working alone to assemble the plane?

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It takes John 3 hours to assemble a model plane. Working together, Mike and John take 2 hours to assemble the model plane. How long would it take Mike working alone to assemble the plane?

A. 2
B. 3
C. 4
D. 5
E. 6



John works in 1 hour = 1/3

john and mike work in 1 hour = 1/2

mike work in 1 hour = 1/2 - 1/3 = 1/6

So, mike needs 6 hrs to assemble the plane.

The best answer is E.
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Bunuel wrote:
It takes John 3 hours to assemble a model plane. Working together, Mike and John take 2 hours to assemble the model plane. How long would it take Mike working alone to assemble the plane?

A. 2
B. 3
C. 4
D. 5
E. 6

Let the total work be 6 units.

SO, Efficiency of John = 2units/hr and Combined efficiency of John and Mike is 3 units/hr

Thus, efficiency of Mike is 1 unit/hr

Hence, Time required for Mike to complete the job is 6 hours, answer must be (E)
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Bunuel wrote:
It takes John 3 hours to assemble a model plane. Working together, Mike and John take 2 hours to assemble the model plane. How long would it take Mike working alone to assemble the plane?

A. 2
B. 3
C. 4
D. 5
E. 6

Use TIME formula

Formula for total time needed for A and B, working simultaneously, to finish the job

\(\frac{AB}{A+B}=T_{(A+B)}\)

\(A\) = John's time = \(3\)
\(B\) = Mike's time = \(M\)
\(T\) = Total time = \(T_{(A+B)}=2\)

\(\frac{AB}{A+B}=T_{(A+B)}\)

\(\frac{3*M}{3+M}=2\)
\(3M=2(3+M)\)
\(3M=6 +2M\)
\(M=6\)

Answer E
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Bunuel wrote:
It takes John 3 hours to assemble a model plane. Working together, Mike and John take 2 hours to assemble the model plane. How long would it take Mike working alone to assemble the plane?

A. 2
B. 3
C. 4
D. 5
E. 6


John’s rate is 1 plane in 3 hours, or 1/3, and we will let Mike’s rate be 1 plane in M hours, or 1/M. Since they can complete a plane in 2 hours when they work together, their combined rate is 1/2.Thus, we can create the equation:

1/3 + 1/M = 1/2

Multiplying by 6M we have:

2M + 6 = 3M

6 = M

Answer: E
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