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The officejet printer can copy Sue's dissertation in 18 min. The laserjet printer can copy the same document in 22 min. If the two machines work together how long would they take to copy the dissertation?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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In 18*22min, laserjet can do 22, and the officejet can do 18. So the rate is

rate= number/time= (18+22)/22*18=40/396min = 1dissertation/9.9 min

dissertations= rate*time

time= dissertations/rate= 1dissertation/(1dissertation/9.9min)= 9.9 min

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Would it be 99/10?

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yes, but few folks say 99/10 min, most would say 9.9 minutes, or 9 minutes 54seconds.

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