Can You Solve The Lazy Worker Logic Puzzle?

To solve Math Meeting's lazy worker logic puzzle, you have to have some knowledge of fractions. Hope you paid attention in algebra 1!

The Puzzle

There are two construction workers who need to build a house. Together, the two workers can build a house in four days. One worker can build the house by himself in six days. How long would it take the other worker to build the house by himself?

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The Answer

It would take the other worker 12 days to build the house by himself. Check out the first video below to find out how this problem is solved.

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Written by Curiosity Staff December 22, 2016