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    At general Electric, shift 1 produced 4 times as much as shift 2. General Electricís total production for July was 5,500 jet engines. What was the output for each shift.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jjen1978
    At general Electric, shift 1 produced 4 times as much as shift 2. General Electricís total production for July was 5,500 jet engines. What was the output for each shift.
    Call shift one's production x. How can we relate both productions to the total of 5500?
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    " At general Electric, shift 1 produced 4 times as much as shift 2. General Electricís 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.
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    You know ticbol, I am actually glad you show your work. Even if we disagree on giving away answers, you show explanation.
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