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Weekly Problem 14 - 2006

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Given that it takes $a$ men $b$ hours to paint $c$ square metres of the Forth Bridge, how long would it take $d$ men to paint $e$ square metres of the bridge?
 
If you liked this problem, here is an NRICH task which challenges you to use similar mathematical ideas.  

This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.

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