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At an auto detailing company, it takes 15 minutes for an employee to service a car and 24 minutes to service a truck. If the company needs to service all 300 trucks and 360 cars on a lot during a six-hour shift, how many employees will it need to complete the job?

A. 35
B. 36
C. 40
D. 42
E. 45
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At an auto detailing company, it takes 15 minutes for an employee to service a car and 24 minutes to service a truck. If the company needs to service all 300 trucks and 360 cars on a lot during a six-hour shift, how many employees will it need to complete the job?

A. 35
B. 36
C. 40
D. 42
E. 45


15 minutes for an employee to service a car and
24 minutes to service a truck

300 trucks require 300*24 minutes = 7200 mins = 120 hours i.e. 120/6 = 20 employees
360 cars require 360*24 minutes = 5400 mins = 90 Hours i.e. 90/6 = 15 employees

Total Employees required = 20+15 = 35

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At an auto detailing company, it takes 15 minutes for an employee to service a car and 24 minutes to service a truck. If the company needs to service all 300 trucks and 360 cars on a lot during a six-hour shift, how many employees will it need to complete the job?

A. 35
B. 36
C. 40
D. 42
E. 45



1 person takes 15 minutes for 1 car
thus in 1 minute it takes 1/15 car
So in 360 minutes(6 hrs shift) he can do 360/15 = 24 cars
thus 1 person in 6 hrs can do 24 cars
total number of person required for 360 cars = 360/24 = 15 employees
Similarly
1 person takes 24 minutes for 1 truck
thus in 1 minute it takes 1/24 truck
So in 360 minutes(6 hrs shift) he can do 360/24 = 15 trucks
thus 1 person in 6 hrs can do 15 trucks
total number of person required for 300 cars = 300/15 = 20 employees

thus total employees = 15+20=35 employees

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At an auto detailing company, it takes 15 minutes for an employee to service a car and 24 minutes to service a truck. If the company needs to service all 300 trucks and 360 cars on a lot during a six-hour shift, how many employees will it need to complete the job?

A. 35
B. 36
C. 40
D. 42
E. 45


(300*2/5+360*1/4)/6=35 employees
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At an auto detailing company, it takes 15 minutes for an employee to service a car and 24 minutes to service a truck. If the company needs to service all 300 trucks and 360 cars on a lot during a six-hour shift, how many employees will it need to complete the job?

A. 35
B. 36
C. 40
D. 42
E. 45


Since each car takes 15 minutes to service, the time to service 360 cars = 360 x 15 = 5,400 minutes.

Since each truck takes 24 minutes to service, the time to service 300 trucks = 300 x 24 = 7,200 minutes.

The total number of minutes to service these cars and trucks is 5,400 + 7,200 = 12,600 minutes or 12,600/60 = 210 hours. However, this is the required time if there is only 1 employee in the company. If there are 2 employees, the time will be cut in half, or 105 hours; if there are 3 employees, the time will be cut by 3, or 70 hours, etc. Thus, we need to find the number of employees so that the time will be cut to 6 hours. Since 210/6 = 35, we need 35 employees to cut the time to a 6-hour shift.

Answer: A
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