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Employee Production Rate The manager of a plant has been instructed to hire and train additional employees to manufacture a new product. She must hire a sufficient number of new employees so that within 30 days they will be producing 2500 units of the product each day. Because a new employee must learn an assigned task, production will increase with training. Suppose that research on similar projects indicates that production increases with training according to the learning curve, so that for the average employee, the rate of production per day is given by at be dt dN - = where N is the number of units produced per day after t days of training. Because of experience with a similar project, the manager expects the rate for this project to be t e dt dN 05 . 0 5 . 2 - = The manager tested her training program with 5 employees and learned that the average employee could produce 11 units per day after 5 days of training. On the basis of this information, she must decide how many employees to hire and begin to train so that a month from now they will be
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2011 for the course MATH 1600 taught by Professor Calc during the Spring '11 term at Macomb Community College.

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