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Problem Solving - 51

Each of the 10 machines works at the same constant rate of doing certain job. The amount of time needed by 10 machines, working together to complete the job is 16 hrs. How many hours are needed if only 8 machines working together were to complete the job? A. 18 B. 20 C. 22 D. 24 E. 26

Answer: B

10 machines, working at same constant rate, take time to complete a job = 16 hrsthus 1 machine takes time to complete a job = 10 * 16 = 160 hrs=> 8 machines will take = 160/8 = 20 hrs to complete the job.