Chap005A - Chapter 05A - Learning Curves Chapter 05A...

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Chapter 05A - Learning Curves Chapter 05A Learning Curves True / False Questions 1. Learning curves only estimate the learning rates of individuals. FALSE Level: Easy 2. Learning curves have a wide range of business applications. TRUE Level: Easy 3. Learning curves can be applied to individuals and to organizations. TRUE Level: Easy 4. A learning curve is a line displaying the relationship between unit production time and the cumulative number of units produced. TRUE Level: Easy 5. A learning curve is a line displaying the way unit production time decreases as time passes. FALSE Level: Medium 5A-1
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Chapter 05A - Learning Curves 6. On a learning curve plot, the time per unit is usually displayed on the vertical axis. TRUE Level: Easy 7. A learning curve shows the decrease in time required for each successive unit completed. TRUE Level: Medium 8. A learning curve shows the increase in time required for each successive unit completed. FALSE Level: Medium 9. An assumption of learning curves is that the time required to complete a unit will decrease at a decreasing rate as the cumulative number of units completed increases. TRUE Level: Easy 10. An assumption of learning curves is that the time required to complete a unit will increase at an increasing rate as the cumulative number of units completed increases. FALSE Level: Easy 11. An assumption of learning curves is that the time required to complete a unit will decrease at an increasing rate as the cumulative number of units completed increases. FALSE Level: Easy 5A-2
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12. You time someone completing a single task the first time at 10 minutes and the second time they do the task it takes 9 minutes. You should use an 80 percent learning curve to estimate the length of time this worker will take to complete this task in the future. FALSE Level: Easy 13. You time someone completing a single task the first time at 100 minutes and the second time they do the task it takes 90 minutes. You should use a 90 percent learning curve to estimate the length of time this worker will take to complete this task in the future. TRUE Level: Medium 14. You time someone completing a single task the first time at 120 minutes and the second time they do the task it takes 108 minutes. You should use a 90 percent Learning Curve to estimate the length of time this worker will take to complete this task in the future. TRUE Level: Easy 15. You time someone completing a single task the first time at 100 minutes and the fourth time they do the task it takes 81 minutes. You should use an 81 percent learning curve to estimate the length of time this worker will take to complete this task in the future. FALSE Level: Medium 16. You time someone completing a single task the first time at 100 minutes and the fourth time they do the task it takes 81 minutes. You should use a 90 percent learning curve to estimate the length of time this worker will take to complete this task in the future. TRUE
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Chap005A - Chapter 05A - Learning Curves Chapter 05A...

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