# Maria, an experienced shipping clerk, can fill a certain order in 14 hours. Jim, a new clerk, needs 17 hours to do the same job. Working together, how long will it take them to fill the order?

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May 21, 2018

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#### Explanation:

Consider how much of the task each would complete in one hour:

Maria will complete

Jim will complete

So if they work together, then after one hour:

To complete the whole task, a whole, or