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PF 006019RR – Electrical Estimating

1. You’re figuring out the bid for a job that includes installing a device you’ve never installed before. To get an accurate and competitive bid for this installation, you should

A. leave it out of the bid because you’re not sure exactly what it will cost to do the installation.

B. assume it won’t take more than the normal labor-unit so your bid won’t be more than your competitor’s.

C. include the total cost of all tools needed to install it.

D. try to guess at the time and expenses to install it based on your knowledge of similar tasks.

2. Many labor-related tasks are considered when developing a labor-unit count for a job. A portion of the labor-unit total includes

A. 75 percent for layout, material, and tool handling.

B. 25 percent for material handling.

C. 60 percent for installation and material handling.

D. 50 percent for installation and layout.

3. Supervision represents _______ percent of the labor unit.

A. 50

B. 5

C. 15

D. 10

4. The labor to install a receptacle is listed as 14/C. This means that it will take 14 hours to install 100 receptacles or _______ minutes to install 1 receptacle.

A. 840

B. 14

C. 8.4

D. 0.14

5. What is the estimated labor cost for a job if the total adjusted estimated labor is 115 hours and the labor rate per man-hour is $23.00?

A. $2,645.00

B. $138.00

C. $2,530.00

D. $1,322.50

6. You might want to consider _______ to protect you against dramatic cost increases, such as those in steel conduit and copper wire prices.

A. job insurance

B. occupational fees

C. a utility charge

D. a contingency clause

7. What is the total travel time required for a 350-hour job that has 5 workers, assuming a travel time of 1.5 hour per worker per day and 7-hour work days?

A. 525 hours

B. 52.5 hours

C. 75 hours

D. 105 hours

8. What labor-unit adjustment should you make for ladder work at 18 feet?

A. 25%

B. 19%

C. 3%

D. 13%

9. Which of the following should you consider when adjusting labor units for job conditions?

A. Weather/temperature

B. Sales tax

C. Material cost fluctuations

D. Anticipated staff strikes

10. After developing your bid, you need to create a proposal that states what you’ll be responsible for and what costs are included in the bid. Which of the following does not need to be included in the proposal?

A. The analysis of the accuracy of your bid

B. The length of time the agreement will remain in effect

C. Information about who will pay for the cost of the permit

D. The amount of your bid for the final cost of the project

11. To develop an accurate bill-of-materials, you should count and measure each individual symbol on the blueprints. This process is called

A. the take-off.

B. labor extension.

C. material cost extension.

D. computer-assisted pricing.

12. When developing a bid for wiring a new building that contains 17 floors with the same basic wiring layout, you need to

A. add 17 percent to the total project cost of labor.

B. subtract 13 percent from the cost of labor for each floor.

C. subtract 5 percent from the cost of labor for each floor.

D. add 7 percent to the total project cost of labor.

13. If your employees prefer to work second shift, they prefer to work from

A. 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

B. 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

C. 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.

D. 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.

14. _______ is not suitable for jobs where outlets aren’t located at standard intervals.

A. Unit pricing

B. Take-off pricing

C. Software-based estimating

D. Estimating

15. When possible, you should try not to bid jobs that have more than _______ competitors.

A. 3

B. 2

C. 4

D. 5

16. A/An _______ Worksheet contains pertinent job information, such as the job name, location, and

address, as well as the name and phone number for the business owner.

A. Plan Review

B. Take-Off

C. Estimate Record

D. Direct Job Expenses

17. The second step in determining your break-even cost is to transfer the _______ from the Price/Labor Worksheets to the Estimate Summary Worksheet.

A. occupational fees

B. sales tax

C. material cost

D. labor burden

18. How much must sales increase per year to cover the cost of a software estimating system based on a cost of $3,000 with an expected life of 6 years and a gross profit margin of 25 percent?

A. $3,000

B. $500

C. $2,000

D. $18,000

19. What percentage of the total material cost is considered an acceptable value for tools, such as ladders, cords, and screw guns?

A. 3 percent

B. 4 percent

C. 5 percent

D. 2 percent

20. Which of the following does not need to be considered when deciding on the cost of a job?

A. Competitors’ labor rates

B. Parking fees

C. Site distractions

D. Cost of small tools needed

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Part A (40 points)

use the following information to complete the partial worksheet for Bill’s Company. Record the appropriate adjusting entries using the data below and extend the balances over to the adjusted trial balance columns.

Merchandise inventory—ending  $10

Store supplies on hand                                  3

Depreciation on store equipment               2

Accrued salaries                               1

Part B (15 points each for a possible total of 60 points)

The Bixby Co. had the following transactions involving the purchase of merchandise. Prepare the necessary general journal entries. Any applicable freight costs are prepaid by the seller. The perpetual inventory method is in use.

June 16 Purchased merchandise having a price of $6,000 from the Shelby Manufacturing Co. on account with credit terms 10, n/30. Transportation terms F.O.B destination.

June 16 Purchased merchandise having a price of $9,000 from the Ajax Supply House on account with credit terms 2/10, n/30. Transportation terms F.O.B shipping point. The freight costs were $175.

June 17 Received the goods from Shelby.

June 17 Received the goods from Ajax.

June 20 Returned for credit merchandise with an invoice price of $800 to Ajax.

June 25 Paid Shelby the amount owed.

June 28 Paid Ajax the amount owed.

June 30 Returned for cash, merchandise with an invoice price of $400 to Shelby.

Prepare the necessary general journal entry for June 16, Purchased merchandise having a price of $6,000 from the Shelby Manufacturing Co. on account with credit terms 2/10, n/30. Transportation terms F.O.B destination.

Prepare the necessary general journal entry for June 17, Received the goods from Shelby.

Prepare the necessary general journal entry for June 25.

Prepare the necessary general journal entry for June 28

PF 25049000

To write a 1600–1800 word argument essay that incorporates secondary sources to support your claim about an assigned topic
Assignment Objectives
use prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing to write formal, college-level essays
Distinguish among different patterns of development
Apply an appropriate pattern of development to a specific purpose and audience
Write effective thesis statements
Develop paragraphs using topic sentences, adequate detail, supporting evidence, and transitions
Employ responsible research methods to locate appropriate secondary sources
Quote, paraphrase, and summarize secondary source material correctly and appropriately
use Modern Language Association citation and documentation style to reference secondary source material correctly and appropriately
Apply the conventions of standard written American
English to produce correct, well-written essays
Lesson 9
Argument Essay
Choose one of the following:
Persuade your audience that the use of alternative energy is beneficial and economical, or that the use of alternative energy is expensive and as detrimental as traditional energy sources
Persuade your audience that social media provides a valuable outlet for free expression, or that social media allows users to insult, bully, and threaten others without any fear of punishment.
The purpose is twofold:
Persuade the reader to agree with the writer’s position (primary purpose)
Express the writer’s feelings about the reader taking action on the topic (secondary purpose)
Your audience is made up of your fellow Penn Foster classmates.
Many will agree with you, while others will disagree.
You must take a position, present evidence to support it, and try to convince your audience through the strength of your argument to agree with you and to take action.
Research Requirement
You’re required to use a minimum of four secondary sources in your essay.
Use at least two articles from Penn Foster’s digital library database, Expanded Academic ASAP.
Use at least one non-profit or government organization (online or print). You can find non-profit and government
organizations under various Subject Guides in the Penn
Foster Library.
Choose a source, but one that you’ve evaluated for accuracy and validity. You can find tips on evaluating your resources
in the Penn Foster Library Subject Guides under Process
1. Applying the requirements given, work through pages 558 to the middle of 560 in the section “Generating Ideas and Writing Your Thesis.” Review Chapter 22 in Successful College Writing, “Finding Sources and Taking Notes,” to begin your research and organize the information you find. Narrow your focus appropriately for the assigned length before attempting to develop the essay.
2. Continue the guided writing assignment with “Developing Your Thesis and Making a Claim” on pages 560–565. Use strategies from the patterns of development you learned throughout the course to expand your main points and accomplish your purpose.
ReviewSuccessfulCollege Writing, Chapter 23, “Writing a Paper Using Sources” as you begin your draft to ensure that you’re incorporating your sources accurately and responsibly.  Remember to include the sources you use in your paper on your list of works cited.
3. As part of your revision process, review the purpose and requirements for this assignment. Make any changes necessary to ensure that you’ve met the goals for this essay. You may also find it helpful to review the grading criteria.
4. Prepare the final draft of the essay according to the exam submission format from the Course Information section.
 Submit only the final, polished draft for grading.
Essays must be typed, double-spaced, using a standard 12-point font and left justification. Use
1-inch margins at the top and bottom and 1.25-inch margins for the left and right sides of the
document. Each page must have a properly formatted header containing your name, student
number, exam number, page number, mailing address, and email address (see page 6 for an
example). Name each document using your student number first, then the six-digit lesson number, and finally your last name (for example, 23456789_050177 Doe). Save each as “File Type:


Programming Project 4
Modeling Temperature Transfer

 Suppose you have a thin metal plate where each of the edges are maintained at a constant temperature.  You can model the plate as a 2-dimensional array of square cells each of which may have a different temperature.  Given the size of the array and the temperature of the edges, you are to calculate the temperature of an interior cell by averaging the 4 neighboring (cells immediately above, below, left and right) cell temperatures.  The temperature of four corner cells will be the average of the two corresponding edge temperatures.


            Your program is going to use the case of “immediate” updating in which you will be begin with the cell in the left most interior cell in the top interior row and work across the row, calculating new temperatures for each cell and replacing the old temperatures with the new ones.  Then you will proceed to the second interior row.  After calculating the temperatures for the all the interior cells an iteration counter should be updated and the process should repeat until all the cells have change in temperature of less than a value, epsilon, which indicates that equilibrium has been reached.  The temperatures of the edge cells should remain constant.


Your program should prompt the user to enter the size of the array and the temperature of the top edge, bottom edge, left edge and right edge.  The size of the array may not be more than 35 by 20.  The temperatures of the edges may not be less than 0 or greater than 300.  Store the temperature values in the appropriate cells, the corner cells should be the average of the two bordering edge cells.  You should assume that the interior cells originally are at 0 degrees.  The user should also be prompted to enter the value of epsilon that will be used to determine when the plate has reached equilibrium.


After the array has been initialized, begin the process of determining temperature of the interior cells (the average of the 4 cells that share an edge).  The temperatures of the cells on the outside should remain constant, only the temperatures of the internal cells should change.   Once the absolute temperature change of all the interior is less than epsilon you should output the array with the temperatures and state how many iterations were needed to reach the equilibrium temperature distribution.  Your program should employ a function to output the 2-D array.  The function should use appropriate formatting so the output of the temperatures in the cell are displayed to 1 decimal place and are aligned.


            For example, suppose you had a plate that could be modeled using a 5 by 7 array of cells, with the temperature of the top edge being at 100 degrees, the bottom edge being at 90 degrees, the left edge being at 75 degrees and the right edges being at 75 degrees.  Initially the array would look like:
Initial array
    87.5   100.0   100.0   100.0   100.0   100.0    87.5
    75.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0    75.0
    75.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0    75.0
    75.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0    75.0
    82.5    90.0    90.0    90.0    90.0    90.0    82.5
If we assume epsilon is 0.01 degrees, after 20 iterations equilibrium would be reached and would look as follows:
The plate reached equilibrium after 20 iterations.
The equilibrium temperatures are
    87.5   100.0   100.0   100.0   100.0   100.0    87.5
    75.0    87.9    92.6    93.8    92.6    87.9    75.0
    75.0    83.9    88.6    90.0    88.6    83.9    75.0
    75.0    84.2    87.9    89.0    87.9    84.2    75.0
    82.5    90.0    90.0    90.0    90.0    90.0    82.5

Healthcare Corporation

Assignment 3: Sources of Revenue The final project will be a cumulative project that will span the weeks of the course. Each week you will complete a section of the project, which will also coincide with that week’s lectures. Sources of Revenue Tenet Healthcare and HCA Holdings Inc. are major competitors in the healthcare industry. Visit the Web sites below to review the Income Statements for each healthcare organization. Tenet Healthcare Corporation: http://www.dailyfinance.com/financials/tenet-healthcare-corporation/thc/nys/income-statement HCA Holdings, Inc. http://www.dailyfinance.com/financials/hca-holdings-inc-common-stock/hca/nys/income-statementStudy the revenue source information contained in the report. Present in a bar graph a comparison of the selected healthcare providers’ revenue sources by percentages. In 2 paragraphs write your analysis of the similarities or differences between these revenue sources