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(TCO 4) The Dulac Box plant produces 400 cypress packing boxes in on two-person assembly line during a 10-hour shift. What is the labor productivity of this assembly line?

Student Answer:

20 boxes/labor hour

25 boxes/labor hour

50 boxes/labor hour

250 boxes/labor hour

500 boxes/labor hour Instructor Explanation:
400 boxes/(10 hours x 2 people) = 400 boxes/20 labor hours = 20 boxes/labor hour
(Formula 1.1, Chapter 1, pages 20 and 21, and Solved Problems)

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(TCO 4) The Johnny Body Shop paints many different models of cars. Johnny is currently able to paint 10 cars in 8 hours. If they purchase new automated paint booths, they can increase their painting to 24 cars in 8 hours. If they purchase the new booths, their productivity will increase by _____.

Student Answer:

25%

50%

100%

140% Instructor Explanation:
10 cars/8 hours = 1.25 cars/hour; 24 cars/8 hours= 3 cars/hour; 3/1.25 = 2.4 ; 240% or 140% increase (Formula 1.1, Chapter 1, pages 20 and 21, and Solved Problems)

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(TCO 4) Susan has a part-time "cottage industry" producing seasonal plywood yard ornaments for resale at local craft fairs and bazaars. She currently works a total of 5 hours per day to produce 10 ornaments. She thinks that by redesigning the ornaments and switching from use of wood glue to a hot glue gun, she can increase her total production to 25 ornaments per day. What is her new productivity?

Student Answer:

2 ornaments per hour

3 ornaments per hour

4 ornaments per hour

5 ornaments per hour Instructor Explanation:
25 ornaments/5 hours = 5 ornaments/hour (Formula 1.1, Chapter 1, pages 20 and 21, Solved Problems)

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