Quiz 2/18/2010
Worker Wages Tasks Pay
Larry $7 Painted House $8
Curly $5 Firefight $2
Moe $9 Chimney Cleaners $10
Shemp $3 Civil War Soldiers $12
Laundry Workers $6
Congressmen $4

*Rules:
1. You don't have to hire all of the workers.
2. Each task requires only one worker.
3. The tasks can only be done in one day (Not over a time period).

Which worker should get hired and for which job?

We need to arrange each worker with the smallest wage to the largest pay from the task.
See following table:

Worker & Wage Tasks & Pay
1 Shemp $3 Civil War Soldiers $12
2 Curly $5 Chimney Cleaners $10
3 Larry $7 Painted House $8
4 Moe $9 Laundry Worker $6

Which worker will be unemployed?

Moe will be unemployed. The reason is because the cost of hiring him is higher than his benefit.

What is your net benefit after hiring them?

We calculate the benefit by subtracting their wages from the task pay.

Worker w/ Task Benefit
Shemp + Civil War Soldiers $12 - $3 = $9
Curly + Chimney Cleaners $10 - $5 = $5
Larry + Painted House $8 - $7 = $1

The net benefit would then be the total: $9 + $5 + $1 = $15

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