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Getting In Each Other’s Way

A contractor engaged to pave 15 miles of road in 12 months, and for that purpose employed 100 men. Seven months have elapsed, and but 6 miles of the road have been completed; how many more men must be employed to finish the work in the time prescribed?

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Source: E. Olney’s The Science of Arithmetic, 1876