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You have just started up your new business, producing Numples.
The process for producing numples is fairly easy, but the procedure and sequence for operating the equipment takes precision timing and materials that need to be added and used at very specific intervals to keep things going and numples producing.
You produce numples in a system using 5 stages. Your system requires, occurring in this order, a coolant, a lubricant, a catalyst coating, and the secret numple ingredient. Once all these are complete, the system moulds and presses out a single numple.
Given the following requirements for your system’s equipment, how long does it take to make a single numple?
A) During any of the 5 stages, only that process can occur. This means that when lubricant is being added, nothing else can occur. When a numple is being pressed, no coolant can be added, etc.
B) The coolant must be added within every 2 minutes, otherwise the reactor will overheat. It takes a full minute to add the coolant and it must be added uninterrupted.
C) The lubricant must be added within every 10 minutes, otherwise the reactor will lock up. It takes 2 minutes to completely add lubricant needed for the catalyst stage.
D) A full sample of catalyst coating must be added to the reactor before any numple material can be added. Catalyst material only lasts for 50 minutes before dissolving. It takes 10 minutes total to add the needed coating.
E) Numple material takes 8 minutes to add.
F) Pressing and moulding a numple takes 2 minutes.