tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8705078887057341738.post6319190082418479603..comments2023-05-27T09:08:05.699-04:00Comments on Curmudgeon: Painter's PuzzleCurmudgeonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04323026187622872114noreply@blogger.comBlogger3125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8705078887057341738.post-6864955857511264762012-12-29T04:43:05.008-05:002012-12-29T04:43:05.008-05:004/3 the workforce, I mean, so that 12/(4/3) = 9 . ...4/3 the workforce, I mean, so that 12/(4/3) = 9 . Gah.PeggyUnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8705078887057341738.post-87907852815561918042012-12-29T04:33:47.358-05:002012-12-29T04:33:47.358-05:00I figured 15 days. The 12 painters got 6 days of w...I figured 15 days. The 12 painters got 6 days of work done, which left 12 days' worth of work left, but then they had 4/3 the labor hours after that, so that would cut the remaining days needed to 9 hours; 9 + 6 = 15 ... ?PeggyUnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8705078887057341738.post-34082113282787737102012-12-26T16:41:45.328-05:002012-12-26T16:41:45.328-05:00I teach my kids to solve problems like these using...I teach my kids to solve problems like these using rectangles. I wrote about it here: http://fawnnguyen.com/2012/12/26/20121226.aspx<br /><br />Thank you!Fawn Nguyenhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/03605571262680195155noreply@blogger.com