Chap007S - Chapter 07S - Learning Curves Chapter 07S...

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Chapter 07S - Learning Curves Chapter 07S Learning Curves True / False Questions 1. If the elapsed time for the task is short and the activity is somewhat routine, a modest amount of improvement occurs during the first few repetitions. TRUE Difficulty: Easy TLO: 1 Taxonomy: Knowledge 2. When the task is fairly complex and has a longer duration, it will take a larger number of repetitions before improvement is observed. TRUE Difficulty: Easy TLO: 1 Taxonomy: Knowledge 3. Negotiated purchasing results in lower unit costs for smaller quantities FALSE Difficulty: Hard TLO: 3 Taxonomy: Knowledge 7-1
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Chapter 07S - Learning Curves 4. Learning curves generally apply to situations in which there is a high degree of human involvement and tasks are fairly repetitive. TRUE Difficulty: Medium TLO: 1 Taxonomy: Knowledge 5. Learning curves are mostly relevant for complex, new activities that have not been done often. TRUE Difficulty: Easy TLO: 3 Taxonomy: Knowledge 6. According to learning curve theory, every doubling of total output will produce a constant percentage decrease in time per unit. TRUE Difficulty: Medium TLO: 1 Taxonomy: Knowledge 7. The decrease in time between the second and fourth units will be equal to the decrease in time between the first and second units. FALSE AACSB: AS Difficulty: Hard TLO: 2 Taxonomy: Application 7-2
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Chapter 07S - Learning Curves 8. According to learning curve theory, for certain kinds of tasks the cost per unit decreases as the number of repetitions increases. FALSE Difficulty: Hard TLO: 1 Taxonomy: Knowledge 9. According to learning curve theory, the time reduction per unit decreases (improves) as the number of units increase. TRUE Difficulty: Easy TLO: 1 Taxonomy: Knowledge 10. A learning percentage of 95% indicates greater learning than a percentage of 90%. FALSE Difficulty: Medium TLO: 1 Taxonomy: Knowledge 11. A learning curve for an overqualified worker is higher than an average worker. TRUE Difficulty: Medium TLO: 4 Taxonomy: Knowledge 12. An 80 percent learning curve means that with each doubling of repetitions there will be a 20 percent decrease in time per unit. TRUE Difficulty: Medium TLO: 1 Taxonomy: Knowledge 7-3
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Chapter 07S - Learning Curves 13. For an 80% learning curve, if the first unit requires 10 hours, the second unit will require 8 hours and the third 6.4 hours. FALSE AACSB: AS Difficulty: Hard TLO: 2 Taxonomy: Application 14. If an 80% curve is appropriate for a task and the first unit takes ten hours, the average time for the first two units would be eight hours. FALSE AACSB: AS Difficulty: Hard TLO: 2 Taxonomy: Application 15. If we have never made the first unit but only think we know how much the labor time will be, we cannot draw a learning curve. FALSE
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Chap007S - Chapter 07S - Learning Curves Chapter 07S...

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