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# Since we're doing fun with math...If assembly line a takes 3 minutes to bind and package 1 case of notebooks...

and assembly line b -which is newer- takes 150 seconds to do the same work, then how long will the two assembly lines have to run together to fill a large order for a retail chain that wants 1400 cases of notebooks?

Here's the solution: 3 minutes per case implies 20 cases per hour. 150 seconds is also 2.5 minutes, which suggests 24 cases per hour, or 44 cases per hour of production with both lines running together.

1400 cases in the order / 44 cases per hour of production = 31.82 hours.

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## 3 Answers to "Since we're doing fun with math...If assembly line a takes 3 minutes to bind and package 1 case of notebooks..."

1. Posted by Oct 24th, 2013 at 4:41PM

Line a would take 35 hours to produce 700 cases and line b would take 29.16 hours to accomplish the same. Assuming they did split the work it would take 3,850 minutes or 2 days 16 hours and 8 minutes of continual production.

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2. Reply by Oct 25th, 2013 at 6:11PM

I never read the whole post. Lol

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3. Posted by Oct 24th, 2013 at 4:30PM

uhhhh...the two will cross paths in Albuquerque?

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4. Posted by Oct 24th, 2013 at 4:28PM

3850 minutes?

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