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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.

    I can not figure this out could someone help please.
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    Number of shifts

    You can see it as if shift one produced 4 parts and shift 2 one part. Total is 5 parts. Therefore, shift one produced 4400 engines and shift 2 1100.

    If shift one produced x and sift two y, the total production was

    x+y=5500

    you also know that x=4y, substitute and you get

    5y=5500 => y=1100
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