# AAT Practise assessment 1 question 1.7 Optimal productiom

Hello,

Can someone please explain to me how would you calculate the optimal production from the below information, I can't get my head around this. Thank you in advance

Per unit Jackal £ Hyena £
Direct Materials at £5 per kg 10 15
Direct Labour at £6 per hour 6 12
Selling price 25 40

Sales demand 5,000 11,000

materials are limited to 55,000 kg and labour hours to 20,000

• You need to find which is the limitrd factor

For materials

Jackal is 10/5=2 kg and Hyena 15/5=3kg
J. have sales demand 5000units x 2kg=10000kg
H. Is 11000x3kg=33000kg
This mean we will need 43000kg to fulfil the sales demand and we are told that we have in disposal 55000kg, so this is ok

For labour
J takes 6/6=1 h and H takes 12/6=2h
Therfore for J we have 5000x1=5000h and H is 11000x2=22000h, total of 27000h, which is 7000h more of what we have as a limit, therefore this is our limited factor
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