Posted by **jen** on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 1:39am.

the officejet printer can copy Janet's dissertation in 10 minutes. The laserjet printer can print the same copy in 20 minutes. If the two machines work together, how long would they take to copy the dissertation?

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**FredR**, Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 5:00am
It would take 10 minutes.

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**Reiny**, Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 7:33am
rate office jet = 1copy/10 min

rate of laserjet = 1copy/20 min

combined rate = 1copy/10 + 1copy/20 = 3copy/20minutes

time for combined rate = 1 copy/(3copy/20min) = 20/3 minutes or

6 minutes, 40 seconds

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