prologue

act one

  • 1. How long will it take this print job to finish?
  • 2. Guess as close as you can.
  • 3. Give an answer you know is too high.
  • 4. Give an answer you know is too low.

act two

  • 5. What information will you need to know to solve the problem?
  • 6. What is the rate of the printer in seconds per page?
  • 7. What is the rate of the printer in pages per second?
  • 8. What is the rate of the printer in pages per minute?
  • 9. Which of those measurements of rate is more useful to you?

act three

  • 10. Watch the answer.
  • 11. How good was your answer? If it didn't match reality exactly, give one reason for the error.

sequel

  • 12. Describe three different print jobs on different printers, each finishing in an hour.