## How to Solve Work Problem Part 2

This is the second part of the **Solving Work Problems Series**. In the **previous post**, we have discussed in detail the concept behind how to solve work problems. In this post, we are going to learn more examples and solve more complicated problems.

**Problem 2**

A hose can fill a pool in 3 hours, while a smaller hose can fill it in 5 hours. If the hoses are opened together the same time, how many hours will they be able to fill the pool?

*Solution*

House A can fill the pool in 3 hours, so it can fill 1/3 of the pool in 1 hour.

House A can fill the pool in 5 hours, so it can fill 1/5 of the pool in 1 hour.

Together, they can fill 1/3 + 1/5 of the pool in 1 hour. » Read more