Call shift one's production x. How can we relate both productions to the total of 5500?Originally Posted by jjen1978
" 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.