The total monthly cost of running a factory is $(800x + 4500), where x is the number of odd job workers employed.

(a) Find the cost of running the factory in a particular month in which 15 odd job workers were employed.

(b) Give a possible interpretation of the numbers 800 and 4500.

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Source: Discovering Mathematics Workbook (p21)

a) $(800x15 +4500) = $16500

ReplyDeleteb) 800 could be the cost of employing an worker and 4500 could be the upkeep of the factory.

a) $16500

ReplyDeleteb)i 800 cost of employing an worker

ii 4500 could be the upkeep of the factory.

(a) $16500

ReplyDelete(b) 800 is the cost for a worker and 4500 is the rental for the factory

a) $(800x15 + 4500) = $16500

ReplyDeleteb) 800 could be how much it cost to employ a worker and 4500 could be the maintenance of the factory.

a) 16500

ReplyDelete800 could be the cost of the worker and 4500 could be maintenance of the factory

(a) $(800*15+4500)

ReplyDelete= $16500

(b) The $800 is the cost of employing a worker and the $4500 could be the usage cost of the factory.

(A) An amount of $16500 is required to run the factory for one month when there are 15 odd job workers.

ReplyDelete(B)$800 could be the cost of hiring a odd job worker while $4500 is the cost of running the factory.

a) $16500

ReplyDeleteb) $800 cost of employing an worker $4500 could be the maintenance of the factory.

a)800($15)+$4500=$16500

ReplyDeleteb)$800 could be the workers' salary and $4500 could be the maintenance of the of the factory.

1. $16500

ReplyDelete2. The $800 may be the workers salary while the $4500 may be the cost of the materials to make the products.

a) 800 x 15 is equal to 12000. 12000 + 4500 is 16500.

ReplyDeleteThe cost of running the factory is 16500.

b) 4500 is probably the cost to maintain the factory while 800 is the workers salary.)

To all above:

ReplyDeleteAll your answers are correct and your interpretation also sounded logical :)

A number of you 'dropped' the unit "$". Please rmember to include the unit in future.

a)$16500

ReplyDeleteb)$4500 is the cost for the maintenance for the factory while $800 is each worker's salary

sorry for posting late...:P

$16500

ReplyDelete800 is the cost for a worker and 4500 is the rental for the factory

Sorry for posting late :D