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Answer to Question #37776 in Combinatorics | Number Theory for Denise White

Question #37776
2009 2010
Lifter Distribution Lifter Distribution
Factory A 15% Factory A 20%
Factory B 15% Factory B 35%

If there are currently 45 heavy lifters at Factory A and the company increase it’s fleet by 60%, how many total lifters will be at factory A and Factory B after they are redistributed?
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Assignment Expert
12.12.16, 12:31

At first there were 100% of heavy lifters, then company increased its fleet by 60% and we got 160%. Number 1.6 is a decimal form of 160%. Numbers are essential, because actual values are calculated.

08.12.16, 08:12

Where do you get the 1.6

Assignment Expert
05.08.14, 18:49

Because we do not calculate 15 percents out of 45, we regard 45 as amount of 15 percents and find the amount of 100 percents.

23.07.14, 05:09

why did u put 45*100/15 instead of 45*15/100? and from where did you get the 1.6?

12.05.14, 17:52

Not at all:-)

Assignment Expert
12.05.14, 15:07

Dear Julia
You’re absolutely right, thanks for correcting us!

12.05.14, 12:30

But it's not the correct answer!
The answer is:
sum in current year=(45*100)/15=300
sum next year=300*1,6=480
sum of Factory A and B next year=480*0,2+480*0,35=264
Answer: 264 lifters

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