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L&C’s Simulation of Cinema Cashiers • Their assumptions: A new customer arrives every 15 seconds, a cashier takes 120 seconds to process a customer, customers wait in a real queue for an available cashier. • With eight or more cashiers, customers never wait -- with fewer than eight the line will back up. How badly does this happen with each number of cashiers? Knowing this, the management could decide how few to hire and still have an
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Unformatted text preview: acceptable waiting time. (Note that the waiting time will also depend on the number of customers -- L&C pick 100.) We could measure the average waiting time (L&Cs choice), the maximum waiting time, or the average or maximum number of customers in the queue. Lets look a little more closely at their implementation....
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