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Academic Decathlon 2004 Logic Quiz

Salary Increase  (300 points)

A company offers a wage increase to its workforce, providing it increases production by 2.4% per week.  If the company works a 6-day week, by how much per day must the workforce increase production to achieve the desired objective?

Answer:

2.4%

It's a trick question.  If the workforce increases production by 2.4% during a week, this means it now produces 2.4% more widgets (or whatever it is they make) during a week, compared to a typical week before the increase.  That means during a typical day, the workforce now produces 2.4% more widgets than it did during a typical day before the increase.

 

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