Students investigate a problem that can be solved by reasoning quantitatively and by creating equations in one variable.
They compare the numerical approach to the algebraic approach.
Suppose we know that the print shop had 8 printing presses and each printing press runs at a constant speed of 5000 pages per hour for 6 hours a day.
1. Compute the total number of pages printed for the cookbook job and the total number of pages printed for the novel job following the schedule and situation described in Exercise 2(a).
2. Describe a scenario where it would make sense for the job scheduler to schedule both jobs as described in Exercise2(a).
3. If the novel was 500 pages and the cookbook 250 pages, how many copies of each were printed?
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