MAC Dec 2008 paper

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Londina
Londina Registered Posts: 814 Epic contributor 🐘
what a nightmare!!! section 2 the variances completely different, with two materials to calculated instead of the usual one!!

Section 1 is not easier too...how come the production is 5,000,000 units, each unit requires 10grams of plastic and the answer shows total plastic is 50,000?

For me should be 500,000!!!where I get wrong?

many thanks for any replies!

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  • Londina
    Londina Registered Posts: 814 Epic contributor 🐘
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    oh I found out why...they request total kilogram of plastic, not grams...

    incredible, also these things I have to worry about!!
  • Primble
    Primble Registered Posts: 734 Epic contributor 🐘
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    multiply by 0.01 as there are 1000 grams in kilogram
  • Londina
    Londina Registered Posts: 814 Epic contributor 🐘
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    what about the 30000 blades? do you know how to get that amount?

    if each unit required 6 blades, 5.000.000/6 = 833.333??!?!?:confused1:
  • Primble
    Primble Registered Posts: 734 Epic contributor 🐘
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    is this the same paper?
  • Primble
    Primble Registered Posts: 734 Epic contributor 🐘
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    what task?
  • Tube
    Tube Registered Posts: 27 Regular contributor ⭐
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    Londina wrote: »
    what about the 30000 blades? do you know how to get that amount?

    if each unit required 6 blades, 5.000.000/6 = 833.333??!?!?:confused1:


    Each unit requires 6 blades, therefore 5,000,000 units x 6 = 30,000,000 total unit of blades

    Total cost of blade is the total number of blades, 30,000,000 x £0.10 = £3,000,000
  • Londina
    Londina Registered Posts: 814 Epic contributor 🐘
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    thanks Tube! this paper is destroying completely my confidence in MAC:crying:
  • Tube
    Tube Registered Posts: 27 Regular contributor ⭐
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    I found both this paper and the June 08 papers hard
  • Londina
    Londina Registered Posts: 814 Epic contributor 🐘
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    I just dont get the question at all!

    example the total hours per 35 employees is 5600, then it says each employee can produce 1000 kwiks
    so how come the required labour hours required for the production is 5000 (units 5,000,000/1000) when 1000kwiks is produce by 1 employee, not 35!!!
  • Primble
    Primble Registered Posts: 734 Epic contributor 🐘
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    the number each employee can produce in this instance is irrelevant as there is no overtime required.
    you only need to know how long it will take to produce what you need
  • Londina
    Londina Registered Posts: 814 Epic contributor 🐘
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    Primble wrote: »
    the number each employee can produce in this instance is irrelevant as there is no overtime required.
    you only need to know how long it will take to produce what you need

    I don't get it, there is overtime....
    if the questions says that 1000 kwiks is produce by each employee, sure I have to multiply by 35 employees to get the total, no?

    instead the answer assume that 1000kwiks is the total of units produced

    Labour
    • Kwikshave Limited employs 35 people in production who each work a standard 8 hour day 5 day week.
    • Each month has exactly 20 working days.
    • Each employee can produce 1,000 kwiks per hour using one machine.
  • Primble
    Primble Registered Posts: 734 Epic contributor 🐘
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    are you trying to do labour budget?
  • Londina
    Londina Registered Posts: 814 Epic contributor 🐘
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    Primble wrote: »
    are you trying to do labour budget?

    yes, the question is:

    calculate (c) direct labour hours budget in hours and £

    Answer for month 1

    Production 5,000,000
    Units produced per labour hour 1,000
    Required labour hours 5,000
    Number of employees 35
    Available hours 5,600
    Hours at basic rate £5,600


    I don't get the required labour hour of 5,000 if the 1000 is made by 1 employee, not 35!
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