CCSS IP Math II 3.5.1 Example 3
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Moe and Marco deliver a regular order to a specialty foods store. Moe can unload the truck in minutes if he works alone. Moe and Marco can unload the truck in minutes if they work together. How many minutes does it take Marco to unload the truck if he works alone? Assume both men work at steady rates and their rates are not affected by either working alone or working together.
- Assign a variable to represent what you need to find.
- Create an equation that represents the situation.
- Solve the equation.
- Check the apparent solution and answer the question.