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Homework Help: algebra

Posted by Debra on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 12:14pm.

1) It took a contractor 1285 hours to manufacture their first unit of an item. If the contractor expects to achieve a 92% unit learning curve, how many hours would be required to manufacture units 51-100? (Use the tables provided in the lesson).



290,475

37,488

284,398

38,289



2) The idea of “learning” assumes that given the right conditions that the time or cost of performing repetitive actions changes in a regular pattern. The unit formulation suggests that:



Each doubling in quantity will result in a reduction in the unit cost by the same percentage.

Each repetition (or unit produced) will cost less than the prior repetition (or unit produced) by the same amount.

Each doubling in quantity will result in a reduction in the unit cost by the same amount.

Each repetition (or unit produced) will cost more than the prior repetition (or unit produced) by the same amount.

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