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A ball bearing assembly firm wants to set up an assembly line which must have an output of 60 units per hour. The work elements are A to J and the task times are 40, 30, 50, 40, 6, 25, 15, 20, 18 and 30 seconds respectively.

a. Determine the cycle time associated with the rate of output required.

b. What is the theoretical number of workstations.

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