# Time Puzzle

2 and a half artist with 2 and a half canvases and two in two and a half hours can paint 2 and a half drawings. How many artist are needed for 24 canvases and 24 drawings in 24 hours?
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#### abhinavmishra85 Profile Answers by abhinavmishra85

• Dec 9th, 2009

2 and half artist have 2 and half canvas, hence 1artist for 1 canvas
2 artist can work in 2.5 hr to make 2.5 drawing, hence relation:
1 artist : 1.25 hr : 1.25 drawing
4 : 5 : 5
as per question:
For 24 canvas 24 artist needed  -----(i)
and in 24 hour and for 24 drawing (24*(4/5)) artist
hence 19.2 numerical value  ----- (ii)
now from (i) and (ii)

#### mail2gowthy Profile Answers by mail2gowthy

• Dec 20th, 2009

1 artist=1 canvas/2.5 hrs

1canvas/24 hrs needs, 2.5/24 artists

24canvas/24 hrs needs (2.5/24)*24 artists.

#### prateek katta Profile Answers by prateek katta

• Feb 19th, 2010

2 artists are needed.
(2 artists in 2.5 hours can make 2.5 paintings.
In 22.5 (2.5*9) hours they will make 22.5 paintings.
In next one and a half hour they will make 1.5 paintings(this can be found by chain rule).
So in 24 hrs 2 artists will make 24 paintings)

#### aries.mishra Profile Answers by aries.mishra

• Jun 25th, 2010

Answer is 2 and a half artists.

This question usually asked similarly as that one cloth takes one hour to be dry then how much time will 10 cloths take to be dry?

Mostly people confuse and say 10hrs. this is same question.

Ans is 2.5 artists