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    Rita and Sam Woodlodge makes apple crates for resale to local growers. They and their 3 employees invest 50 hours per day making 150 crates.
    a) What is their productivity?
    b) They have discussed reassigning work so the flow through the shop is smoother. They think they can increase crate production to 155 per day. What would be their new productivity?
    c) What would be their increase in productivity?

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    a) Productivity = output / input
    = 150 / 50hrs

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