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Algebra – Word Problems – Rates of Performing Work 1/3

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Word problems are challenging, but rewarding once you learn how they’re done! Let’s take a look at another word problem. This series introduces the rates of performing work problems. A lot of people have trouble with these kinds of problems, but keep watching and you’ll see it’s not nearly as hard as you think!

Problem Text: Mary can paint a garage by herself in 6 hours. John can paint the same garage by himself in 9 hours. How fast can they paint it together.

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