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Two workers have the same job assembling units for shipment to customers. The first worker can assemble 100 units in 3 hours. The second worker can assemble 85 units in 2 hours. Which worker is more productive?

Worker Input Output Productivity
1 3 100 33.33333333
2 2 85 42.5

In the above problem we have gathered more data:

Profit per unit sold (Sales Price - (Cost of Sales))= $75

Worker 1 produces 1 defect per hour worked. Worker 2 produces 3 defects per hour worked.
Which worker is more productive in terms of delivering profit to the company?

Worker Input Shippable Output Productivity Profit per Hour Worked
1 3
2 2

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The expert calculates the productivity of assembly units. The productivity in terms of delivering profit to the company is determined.

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