The larger of two printers being used to print the payroll for a major corporation requires 30 min to print the payroll. After both printers have been operating for 10 min, the larger printer malfunctions. The smaller printer requires 28 more minutes to complete the payroll. How long would it take the smaller printer, working alone, to print the payroll?______mins

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The larger of two printers being used to print the payroll for a major corporation requires 30 min to print the payroll. After both printers have been operating for 10 min, the larger printer malfunctions. The smaller printer requires 28 more minutes to complete the payroll. How long would it take the smaller printer, working alone, to print the payroll?

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The time needed to complete one payroll 30 minutes

Let 1 be the total work
- раyroll .
30
Then the larger printer completes a payroll in 1 minute is
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Let 1 be the total work - раyroll . 30 Then the larger printer completes a payroll in 1 minute is

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Let y be the time taken by smaller paint...

1
-- раyroll .
у
Then the larger printer completes a payroll in 1 minute is
The time taken to complete the work by both printers in 10 minutes is computed as
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1
10
30
1
Time 10
у
1
10
3
у
It is given that smaller printer requires 28 more minutes to complete the payroll
1
That is, 28
28
у у
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1 -- раyroll . у Then the larger printer completes a payroll in 1 minute is The time taken to complete the work by both printers in 10 minutes is computed as follows 1 10 30 1 Time 10 у 1 10 3 у It is given that smaller printer requires 28 more minutes to complete the payroll 1 That is, 28 28 у у

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