Study Set:
+15 Math Questions for SAT Prep - Group 2

Anise needs to complete a printing job using both of the printers in her office. One of the printers is twice as fast as the other, and together the printers can complete the job in 5 hours. The equation above represents the situation described. Which of the following describes what the expression 1/x represents in this equation?

The time, in hours, that it takes the slower printer to complete the printing job alone

The portion of the job that the slower printer would complete in one hour

The portion of the job that the faster printer would complete in two hours

The time, in hours, that it takes the slower printer to complete (1/5) of the printing job