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mathgeek

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I was wondering if someone could explain how to think through this problem. It is really hurting my brain :wink:

If two typists can type two pages in two minutes, how many typists will it take to type 18 pages in six minutes?
 

Loren

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mathgeek said:
I was wondering if someone could explain how to think through this problem. It is really hurting my brain :wink:

If two typists can type two pages in two minutes, how many typists will it take to type 18 pages in six minutes?
Here's a similar problem.

3 hens lay 3 eggs in 3 days. How many eggs are laid by 6 hens in 9 days?

3 hens lay 6 eggs in 2 days.
3 hens lay 3 eggs in 1 day.
1 hen lays 1 egg in 1 day.
6 hens lay 6 eggs in 1 day.
6 hens lay 54 eggs in 9 days.
 

mathgeek

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thank you very much. My brain feels a lot better. :D
 
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