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Lori produces "Final Exam Care Packages" for resale by the sonority. She is currently working a total of 5 hours per day to produce 100 care packages.

1. What is Lori's productivity?
2. Lori thinks that by redesigning the package she can increase her total productivity to 133 care packages per day. What will be her new productivity?
3. What will be the increase in productivity if Lori makes the change?

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Productivity measures the amount of output that is generated per worker each hour. The more items produced per hour, the greater the productivity.

Problem #1:
Determine the total output in a given period of time.

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