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Question from Olaniyan, a student:

Three men do a piece of work, the first does 7/15, the second does 5/6 of the remainder while the third does the rest.if the rest done by the third person equals 24 units, find the whole piece of work?


The first man does 7/15 of the work. What fraction of the work remains?

The second man does 5/6 of the remaining part of the job. What fraction of the work does he do?

What is the sum of the fractions of the work that these two men do?

What fraction of the job remains?

This fraction of the number of units in the entire job is 24. How many units of work are in the entire job?


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