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All members of our painting team paint at the same rate. If \$50\$ members can paint a \$3600\$ square foot wall in \$20\$ minutes, then how long would it take for \$25\$ members to paint a \$4000\$ square foot wall, in minutes?

Nov 2, 2023

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We can use the following equation to relate the number of painters, the area of the wall, and the time to paint the wall:

Painters * Time = Wall area / Paint rate

We know that 50 painters can paint a 3600 square foot wall in 20 minutes, so we can calculate the paint rate as follows:

Paint rate = Wall area / (Painters * Time) = 3600 sq ft / (50 painters * 20 minutes) = 7.2 sq ft/painter-minute

Now, we can use the paint rate to calculate the amount of time it would take for 25 painters to paint a 4000 square foot wall:

Time = Wall area / (Painters * Paint rate) = 4000 sq ft / (25 painters * 7.2 sq ft/painter-minute) = 22.2 minutes

Therefore, it would take 22.2 minutes for 25 painters to paint a 4000 square foot wall.

Nov 2, 2023