rate of work word problem

Think of this question in terms of Man-Hours, so 5 workers taking 8 hours each equals 40 Man-Hours to do 5 tons...so 40hour=5tons....divide both sides by 5 and we get 8hours = 1ton...therefore 3 workers working how many hours will produce 3 tons....3(t)=3tons(8hours/1ton)....3t=24...t=8hours

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Thanks Brian for your help; saw this question on my employment exam; scored 91.3. Waiting hopefully for employment offer.