Instructions

XYZ organization got into the business of delivering groceries to home at the beginning of theÂ last month. They have a two-day delivery promise. However, their deliveries are unreliable. AnÂ order booked on a particular day may be delivered the next day or the day after. If the order isÂ not delivered at the end of two days, then the order is declared as lost at the end of the secondÂ day. XYZ then does not deliver the order, but informs the customer, marks the order as lost,Â returns the payment and pays a penalty for non-delivery.Â The following table provides details about the operations of XYZ for a week of the last month.Â The first column gives the date, the second gives the cumulative number of orders that wereÂ booked up to and including that day. The third column represents the number of ordersÂ delivered on that day. The last column gives the cumulative number of orders that were lost upÂ to and including that day.Â It is known that the numbers of orders that were booked on the 11th, 12th, and 13th of the lastÂ month that took two days to deliver were 4, 6, and 8 respectively

Question 34

# The average time taken to deliver orders booked on a particular day is computed asÂ follows. Let the number of orders delivered the next day be x and the number ofÂ orders delivered the day after be y. Then the average time to deliver order isÂ $$\frac{(x+2y)}{(x+y)}$$. On which of the following days was the average time taken to deliverÂ orders booked the least?

Solution

The cumulative orders booked by 19th are 337 and that of 18th are 332=> No. orders booked on 19th are 5

Similarly we can find the orders booked on that day till 14th.

Number of orders lost that were booked on 12th = Cumulative orders lost till 14th-Cumulative orders lost till 13th =92-91=1

Similarly, the number of orders lost till 17th can be found out.

Number of orders delivered on 13th are 11 out of which 4 are orders which were booked in 11th so, 7 must be the orders which were booked on 12th.

Similarly, we can find the orders which took 1day and 2 days to get delivered till 17th.

Now, total number of orders booked on 12th will be 7+6+1=14.

FRom the table we can determine that among options, number of orders booked on 13th are maximum.

Average time can be calculated as follows

14 is the least

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