An automobile plant produces cars at a rate of 60 cars per hour on average. It takes one day on average for a car to make it from the start of the assembly line to the end. How many cars are in process in the plant, on average?
Thank you for your question.The answer is 1440, which is 60 cars multiplied by 24 hours in the day. Since there is 1 car being produced per minute, you look as to how many cars travel through the plant from start to finish.Good luck.Dimitry Esquire41087.6817422801
Sir, I just don't understand the logic. For example: Cars traveling from New York to New Jersey take one hour on average to make the trip. Over the course of a day, 15000 cars per hour on average pass by a checkpoint that is set up between those two points. How many cars are on the road on average?
Thank you for your follow-up.I am sorry that you do not see the logic, but the question you are asking now is different. In the first question the period of time a car spends in the factory is 1 day, from start to finish. If you want to break it down, consider looking at it from the perspective as to how quickly vehicles are created. If the factory creates 60 cars per hour, and it takes 1 day to create one car from start to finish, then you look as to how many hours are in a day (24), and multiply the 60 cars and the hours in place.The second question is set up similarly. Instead of 60 cars being created an hour, you have 15000 cars who pass a checkpoint per hour. If the question asks how many cars are on the road on an average day, you still take the 15,000, multiply it by 24 hours in a day, and obtain 360,000 as your answer.Good luck.Dimitry Esquire41087.6979978356
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