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Anita can clean a typical pool in 8 hours. Chao can clean a typical pool in 6 hours. How long should it take Anita and Chao working together to clean a typical pool? Show all your work. Leave your final answer as an integer or reduced fraction.

Alexa Spicer

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James Washington on February 13, 2019

Anita can clean 1/8 of the pool in 1 hourChao can clean 1/6 of the pool in 1 hourBoth of them, working together, can clean 1/8 + 1/6 = 7/24 part of the pool in 1 hourTherefore, it's going to take the two working together 1/(7/24) = 24/7 or 3 3/7 hours to clean a typical pool.


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