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is and where learning curves are
applicable. Problem 6-3
Omega Tec hnology is s tarting produc tion of a new s uperc omputer for us e in large res earc h univ ers ities .
They hav e jus t c ompleted the firs t unit, whic h took 120 manhours to produc e. Bas ed on their ex perienc e,
they es timate their learning perc entage to be 87 perc ent.
How many manhours s hould they ex pec t the s ec ond unit to require to manufac ture? (Round your answer
to 1 decim al place.) Ex pec ted man 104.4 ± 0.1 hours Explanation: As we mov e from the firs t to the s ec ond unit of produc tion (thus doubling output) we ex pec t the time for
the s ec ond unit to be equal to the time for the firs t unit multiplied by the learning perc entage:
120 × 87% = 104.4. 3. awar d: 0.50 out of
0.50 points Problem 6-6
Laz er Tec hnologies Inc . (LTI) has produc ed a total of 20 highpower las er s y s tems that c ould be us ed to
des troy any approac hing enemy mis s iles or airc raft. The 20 units hav e been produc ed, funded in part as
priv ate res earc h within the res earc h and dev elopment arm of LTI, but...
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