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Supervisor’s memo: At the present rate of manufacture we will not have

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Supervisor’s memo: At the present rate of manufacture we will not have the 1,200 circuit boards assembled in time to ship them to the customer. We currently have 10 workers, working 8 hours a day, assembling the boards, and to date they’ve assembled 400. In order to finish the customer’s order in time, I’ll need to have each of the workers work an additional 2 hours for each of the 10 work days between now and the deadline.

One can determine the hourly rate at which each worker assembled circuit boards up to the date of the supervisor’s memo by dividing ___1___ circuit boards by the product of ___2___ worker-hours and the number of days since the workers began assembling the circuit boards.

Select "Circuit boards" for the option that fills the blank labeled 1 in the given statement, and select "Worker-hours" for the option that fills the blank labeled 2 in the given statement to create the most accurate statement on the basis of the information provided. Make only two selections, one in each column.

Circuit boards----Worker-hours

A) 80-----------------------80
B) 400---------------------400
C) 500---------------------500
D) 800---------------------800
E) 1,000-------------------1000
F) 1,200-------------------1200


Spoiler: :: OA
400 Circuits Boards and 80 Worker Hours.

Originally posted by targetbusiness on 22 Aug 2018, 08:49.
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There is a catch in this question : Question is asking "One can determine the hourly rate at which each worker assembled circuit boards up to the date of the supervisor’s memo " which means only till the above statement of supervisor is passed, i.e only 400 boards are ready, and at the rate of 10 workers with 8hrs per day. Hence the answer. Hope I did clear your doubt
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Supervisor’s memo: At the present rate of manufacture we will not have the 1,200 circuit boards assembled in time to ship them to the customer. We currently have 10 workers, working 8 hours a day, assembling the boards, and to date they’ve assembled 400. In order to finish the customer’s order in time, I’ll need to have each of the workers work an additional 2 hours for each of the 10 work days between now and the deadline.

One can determine the hourly rate at which each worker assembled circuit boards up to the date of the supervisor’s memo by dividing ___1___ circuit boards by the product of ___2___ worker-hours and the number of days since the workers began assembling the circuit boards.

Select "Circuit boards" for the option that fills the blank labeled 1 in the given statement, and select "Worker-hours" for the option that fills the blank labeled 2 in the given statement to create the most accurate statement on the basis of the information provided. Make only two selections, one in each column.

A) 80
B) 400
C) 500
D) 800
E) 1,000
F) 1,200

The OA is posted below. Kindly provide solutions first and then check for OA.

OA is:

400 Circuits Boards and 80 Worker Hours.

Wouldn't you also need the number of days worked until the memo?

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Supervisor’s memo: At the present rate of manufacture we will not have the 1,200 circuit boards assembled in time to ship them to the customer. We currently have 10 workers, working 8 hours a day, assembling the boards, and to date they’ve assembled 400. In order to finish the customer’s order in time, I’ll need to have each of the workers work an additional 2 hours for each of the 10 work days between now and the deadline.

One can determine the hourly rate at which each worker assembled circuit boards up to the date of the supervisor’s memo by dividing ___1___ circuit boards by the product of ___2___ worker-hours and the number of days since the workers began assembling the circuit boards.

Select "Circuit boards" for the option that fills the blank labeled 1 in the given statement, and select "Worker-hours" for the option that fills the blank labeled 2 in the given statement to create the most accurate statement on the basis of the information provided. Make only two selections, one in each column.

A) 80
B) 400
C) 500
D) 800
E) 1,000
F) 1,200
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siddreal wrote:
siddreal wrote:
Supervisor’s memo: At the present rate of manufacture we will not have the 1,200 circuit boards assembled in time to ship them to the customer. We currently have 10 workers, working 8 hours a day, assembling the boards, and to date they’ve assembled 400. In order to finish the customer’s order in time, I’ll need to have each of the workers work an additional 2 hours for each of the 10 work days between now and the deadline.

One can determine the hourly rate at which each worker assembled circuit boards up to the date of the supervisor’s memo by dividing ___1___ circuit boards by the product of ___2___ worker-hours and the number of days since the workers began assembling the circuit boards.
Select "Circuit boards" for the option that fills the blank labeled 1 in the given statement, and select "Worker-hours" for the option that fills the blank labeled 2 in the given statement to create the most accurate statement on the basis of the information provided. Make only two selections, one in each column.

A) 80
B) 400
C) 500
D) 800
E) 1,000
F) 1,200

The OA is posted below. Kindly provide solutions first and then check for OA.

OA is:

400 Circuits Boards and 80 Worker Hours.

Wouldn't you also need the number of days worked until the memo?

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Hey! I was stumped on the same thing. I answered this wrong in my practice test and could not understand how the hourly rate is being calculated without the number of days!
Then.... I went back and re-read the question. And it says 'dividing the number of circuit boards by the PRODUCT of ---------worker-hours and NO OF DAYS...'
Its amazing how important attention to detail is in the GMAT! :-o
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siddreal wrote:
Supervisor’s memo: At the present rate of manufacture we will not have the 1,200 circuit boards assembled in time to ship them to the customer. We currently have 10 workers, working 8 hours a day, assembling the boards, and to date they’ve assembled 400. In order to finish the customer’s order in time, I’ll need to have each of the workers work an additional 2 hours for each of the 10 work days between now and the deadline.

One can determine the hourly rate at which each worker assembled circuit boards up to the date of the supervisor’s memo by dividing ___1___ circuit boards by the product of ___2___ worker-hours and the number of days since the workers began assembling the circuit boards.

Select "Circuit boards" for the option that fills the blank labeled 1 in the given statement, and select "Worker-hours" for the option that fills the blank labeled 2 in the given statement to create the most accurate statement on the basis of the information provided. Make only two selections, one in each column.

A) 80
B) 400
C) 500
D) 800
E) 1,000
F) 1,200

The OA is posted below. Kindly provide solutions first and then check for OA.

Till now 400 circuit boards have been made. These boards have been made by 80 working hours each day. Hence, if you want to determine the rate of assembling then you have to divide 400 by the product of employee and employees working hour each day i.e; 80.
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New post 01 Apr 2019, 05:27
The question is simple, even though I got it correct the 2nd time.


Before the Memo:

400 boards were manufactured.

10 workers --> 8 hrs/ day for 'n' days --> 400 boards ; (We don't know ho many days the workers took to manufacture 400 boards)
1 worker --> 80 hrs/ day for n days--> 400 boards
1 worker --> 80 hours * n days --> 400 boards

rate = Board/hour = (400 boards) / (80 hours * n days)

1. 400
2. 80
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