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**2 women and 5 men can together finish an embroidery work in 4 days, while 3 women and 6 men can finish it in 3 days. Find the time taken by 1 woman alone to finish the work, and also that taken by 1 man alone. Find the solution.**

Answer:

Let us consider,

Number of days taken by women to finish the work = x

Number of days taken by men to finish the work = y

Work done by women in one day = 1/x

Work done by women in one day = 1/y

As per the question given,

4(2/x + 5/y) = 1

(2/x + 5/y) = 1/4

And, 3(3/x + 6/y) = 1

(3/x + 6/y) = 1/3

Now, put 1/x=m and 1/y=n, we get,

2m + 5n = 1/4 => 8m + 20n = 1…………………(1)

3m + 6n =1/3 => 9m + 18n = 1………………….(2)

Now, by cross multiplication method, we get here,

m/(20-18) = n/(9-8) = 1/ (180-144)

m/2 = n/1 = 1/36

m/2 = 1/36

m = 1/18

m = 1/x = 1/18

or x = 18

n = 1/y = 1/36

y = 36

Therefore,

Number of days taken by women to finish the work = 18

Number of days taken by men to finish the work = 36.

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