Pl help with this question-
It takes 2 decorators 8 days to paint a house.
One is lazy and one is energetic.
Energetic can paint the whole house in 12 days on his own.
How many days would it take lazy to paint the house on his own?
If the energetic one paints the whole house in 12 days, then he paints 8/12= 2/3 of the house in 8 days. Thus, the lazy paints 1/3 of the house in 8 days (since both of them working together complete the job in 8 days). It follows then it would take the lazy one 24 days to paint the whole house on his own.