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Thought-Process to Discover Knowledge

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Books and other education websites provide "matter-of-fact" knowledge. Instead, nubtrek provides a thought-process to discover knowledge.

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An example to the rate `xx` span `=` aggregate, is
work-rate`xx` time `=` work-done.

This is explained in detail.



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A person completes a building in `12` days. What is her work rate?

  • `30` days per month
  • `1/12` of a building per day
  • `1/12` of a building per day

The answer is "`1/12` of a building per day".

Unitary method in time-work:
The work completed in `1` unit time is the work-rate.

A person completes a building in `12` days.
The work-rate of the person is `1/12` of a building per day.

A person works at `1/20` building per day. How long does the person take to complete `3` buildings?

  • `60` days
  • `60` days
  • `20` days

The answer is "`60` days"

work rate `xx` time `=` work done
Work-rate and work done are given. Time is to be calculated.

A person works at `1/22` building per day. How many buildings he would have completed in `77` days?

  • `7` buildings
  • `3.5` buildings
  • `3.5` buildings

The answer is "`3.5` buildings"

work rate `xx` time `=` work done
Work-rate and time are given. Work done is to be calculated.

A person completes `2` buildings in `30` days. How many buildings she would have completed if she works for `75` days?

  • `5` buildings
  • `5` buildings
  • `7` buildings

The answer is "`5` buildings"

work rate `xx` time `=` work done
Time and work done are in direct variation.

A person completes a building at `1/35` building per day and completes `2` buildings in a given time. If the work-rate is increased to `1/7` building per day, how many buildings would he complete?

  • `10` buildings
  • `10` buildings
  • `1/5` buildings

The answer is "`10` buildings"

work rate `xx` time `=` work done
work rate and work done are in direct variation.

A person completes `1/40` of a building per day and takes `120` days to complete a set of buildings. If the work rate is increased to `1/30`, how many days does he take to complete the same?

  • `90` days
  • `90` days
  • `120` days

The answer is "`90` days"

work rate `xx` time `=` work done
work rate and time are in inverse variation.

Person `A` takes `40` days to complete `2` buildings and person `B` takes `30` days to complete `1` building. If they work together, how many days do they take to complete `5` buildings?

  • `50` days
  • `60` days
  • `60` days

The answer is "`60` days".

work rate of Person `A = 2/40 = 1/20`

work rate of person `B = 1/30`

If they work together, the combined work rate
`= 1/20 + 1/30`
`=5/60 `
`=1/12`

workrate `xx` time `=` work
`1/12 xx ` time `= `5 buildings
time `=5 xx 12/1`
`=60` days.

Problems in Time-Work : Simplify the problem to
work rate `xx` time `rArr` work done

There are three quantities in the equation. Possible formulation of questions are

 •  two are given, and the third is asked.

 •  two are given. If one of the given is modified, the changed second is asked. (direct or inverse variation)

                            
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