• A guy rides into town on Friday, stays three days, and leaves on﻿ Friday. How does he do it?

• His horse's name was Friday!﻿

• The explanation is essentially correct, but a little wordy. Work = Time * Rate

Since there is 1 house, the respective rates are 1/3 and 1/5 "House per﻿ hour".

The total rate together is (1/3) + (1/5) = 5/15 + 3/15 = 8/15. Hence:

1 = (8/15)* T. Multiply both sides by 15/8 and you have the result.

• Fair enough! Succinct and to the point, though I think it's worthwhile looking at what constitutes a reasonable answer. ﻿ When one fellow can do the job by himself in 3 hours, answers of above 3 hours are clearly not reasonable.

• 4 hours﻿ sounds right. 2 guys average between them. 5 + 3 = 8 / 2 = 4hrs

• If 1 guy takes 5 hours, 2 should do it in 2.5 hours. If﻿ 1 takes 3 hours, 2 should take 1.5 hours. The two work at different paces, but the answer has to be in the range 1.5 to 2.5 hours!

• Bowers is the best﻿

• It's the same answer that﻿ Bowers gave

• (5+3)/2 = 8/2﻿ = 4 hours!

• What﻿ color paint? Lol Like that has something to do it. And Bowers with his jokes haha

• holy shit i havent seen this movie in about 13 years. i need to smoke a whole lot of weed﻿ and re-watch this !

• what color﻿ paint.... lmao

• What color paint? LMAO!!!﻿

• I should know﻿ this. My uncle's a painter.

• why don't they get a house﻿ that's already painted?