At general Electric, shift 1 produced 4 times as much as shift 2. General Electric’s total production for July was 5,500 jet engines. What was the output for each shift.

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- November 12th 2005, 04:41 PMjjen1978I'm stuck
At general Electric, shift 1 produced 4 times as much as shift 2. General Electric’s total production for July was 5,500 jet engines. What was the output for each shift.

- November 12th 2005, 04:42 PMJamesonQuote:

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- November 12th 2005, 05:42 PMticbol
" At general Electric, shift 1 produced 4 times as much as shift 2. General Electric’s total production for July was 5,500 jet engines. What was the output for each shift."

Let x = production of shift 2.

So, 4*x = 4x = production of shift 1.

x +4x = 5500

5x = 5500

x = 5500/5 = 1100 engines

Therefore,

Output of shift2 was x = 1100 engines.

Output of shift1 was 4x = 4(1100) = 4400 engines. - November 13th 2005, 09:05 AMJameson
You know ticbol, I am actually glad you show your work. Even if we disagree on giving away answers, you show explanation.