# On your first day of work at the Vanity Fur Grooming Shop, you groomed 3 dogs between 7:45 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., taking breaks that totaled 45 minutes. Your supervisor advises that you will be scheduling your own appointments when customers call to have their pets groomed. If you continue to work at the same rate, how much time should you allow for each grooming appointment?

Answer:2 hoursExplanation:First, calculate the length of time between 7:45 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.$$\begin{gathered} \; \; 2\colon30P.M\text{.} \\ -7\colon45A.M\text{.} \\ _{----------} \\ 6\colon45 \end{gathered}$$If the break totaled 45 minutes, the time spent grooming the 3 dogs = 6 hours.Therefore, if you continue to work at the same rate, the time that should be allocated for each grooming appointment:$$\begin{gathered} =\frac{6}{3} \\ =2\text{ hours} \end{gathered}$$