Math Problem - Work Problem

8 printing machines are used to print the same number of copies of magazines everyday. When 2 of the machines broke down, each if the remaining ones printed 2400 more copies. How many copies of magazines are to be printed everyday?

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 Dec 14, 2011 Work Problem by: Staff Question: 8 printing machines are used to print the same number of copies of magazines everyday. When 2 of the machines broke down, each if the remaining ones printed 2400 more copies. How many copies of magazines are to be printed everyday? Answer: The problem statement is somewhat ambiguous. For example, when 2 of the machines broke down, each of the six working machines printed 2400 more copies. The phrase “more copies” is not explained? More than they ordinarily print (normal daily printing + 2400 per machine)? An additional day’s production at the normal printing rate (2400 per machine) ? You can only conjecture that each of the 8 machines normally prints 2400 magazines daily. Together, 8 printing machines print a total of: 8 * 2400 = 19,200 magazines daily On this basis, the final answer is: 19,200 magazines printed daily Thanks for writing. Staff www.solving-math-problems.com