Jet Copies

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The purpose of this simulation was to create to determine if JET Copies needs to purchase a back up copier. To begin, information had to be gathered which was given based on research the founders of JET Copies did to determine the length of time between breakdowns, the probability of repair times, and the revenue they would take in daily. Because there is a variance amongst the days it would take to repair the copier as well as the revenue being lost, creating this simulation helps JET Copies make the best decisions considering all the possibilities through sampling and probability. While it would be more accuracy to follow the physical process to make the decision based on true, random occurrences, JET Copies wants to know the number of breakdowns and repair time for a year which calls for this simulation of random numbers. To begin this simulation the repair time table had to be computed because it would give an introduction overview of the probability of the repair time needed to fix any breakdowns; it would also be needed to fulfill some details in the next table as well. Based on this table the following information was gathered: the probability that it would take one to two days to repair a breakdown would be 65 percent whereas for it to take three days or more would be 90 percent. After this table was created it was time to focus on the main table of the simulation which would provide more detailed information from a probability basis. The first column of the second table was to list the number of breakdowns that might occur within a year, and for this table I stopped at 13 breakdowns per year and this will be explained later in this paper. Next, because this simulation is using random numbers, random numbers had to be created, also known as pseudorandom numbers, generated by the computer following the formula =RAND(). After the random numbers had been…...

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