# Finance problems

Problem 1Chuck Sox makes wooden boxes in which to shipmotorcycles. Chuck and his three employees invest a total of 40hours per day making the 120 boxes.a) What is their productivity?b) Chuck and his employees have discussed redesigning the processto improve efficiency. If they can increase the rate to 125per day, what will be their new productivity?c) What will be their unit increase in productivity per hour?d) What will be their percentage change in productivity?Problem 2Lillian Fok is president of Lakefront Manufacturing,a producer of bicycle tires. Fok makes 1,000 tires per day with thefollowing resources:Labor: 400 hours per day @ \$12.50 per hourRaw material: 20,000 pounds per day @ \$1 per poundEnergy: \$5,000 per dayCapital costs: \$10,000 per daya) What is the labor productivity per labor-hour for these tires atLakefront Manufacturing?b) What is the multifactor productivity for these tires atLakefront Manufacturing?c) What is the percent change in multifactor productivity if Fokcan reduce the energy bill by \$1,000 per day without cuttingproduction or changing any other inputs?Problem 3Charles Lackey operates a bakery in Idaho Falls, Idaho.Because of its excellent product and excellent location, demand hasincreased by 25% in the last year. On far too many occasions, customershave not been able to purchase the bread of their choice.Because of the size of the store, no new ovens can be added. At astaff meeting, one employee suggested ways to load the ovens differentlyso that more loaves of bread can be baked at one time. Thisnew process will require that the ovens be loaded by hand, requiringadditional manpower. This is the only thing to be changed. If thebakery makes 1,500 loaves per month with a labor productivity of2.344 loaves per labor-hour, how many workers will Lackey need toadd? (Hint: Each worker works 160 hours per month.)