# Kristens Cookie Company

Rush order takes the least possible time for preparing the dozen of cookies. The following is a detailed summary of time used to prepare the rush order:

ActivityTime

Wash the bowl, add and mix ingredients6 minutes

Dish up the tray (1 dozen)2 minutes

Put the cookies in the oven, start timer1 minute

Bake the cookies9 minutes

Remove the tray from the oven*0 minute

Let the cookies cool5 minutes

Pack the cookies2 minutes

Accept payment1 minute

Total time:26 minutes

*- further the removing step will be ignored because it does not take any additional time It will take 26 minutes to fill the rush order.

Question 2

ActivityOutput

Wash the bowl, add and mix ingredients4 hours*60 minutes/6 minutes=40 dozens Dish up the tray (1 dozen)4*60/2=120 dozens

Put the cookies in the oven, start timer4*60/1=240 dozens

Bake the cookies4*60/9=26.6 dozens~26 dozens

Let the cookies cool4*60/5= 48 dozens

Pack the cookies4*60/2= 120 dozens

Accept payment4*60/1= 240 dozens

The maximum output if determined by the output of a slowest activity. Baking the cookies is the slowest activity performed by Kristen and her roommate. Therefore, the maximum orders they can fill in a night is 26 dozens, based on production capabilities.

This graph shows that for preparing 1 dozen of cookies Kristen needs 26 minutes. However, in order to prepare 2 dozens of cookies she does not need 52 minutes because no matter how many dozens she need to cook (1, 2 or 3) she will spend 6 minutes or mixing the ingredients.

The following diagram depicts the process:

To sell 3 dozens of cookies girls will need 46 minutes.

The sequence of finishing time for every dozen is 26, 36, 46, 56, 66, 76, 86 ..236.

The maximum number of orders they can fill a night is 22 orders.

Question 3

For one dozen of cookies

ActivityKristen per dozenRoommate per dozen

Wash the bowl, add and mix ingredients6 minutesX

Dish up the tray (1 dozen)2 minutesX...

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