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It occurred to me that profit/loss and market sizing frameworks are simply algebra word problems. You determine the numbers from the case interview and plug them into the formula. Can anyone think of other frameworks that can be viewed as algebra word problems?

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Vlad replied on 01/29/2018
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You may use math structures while problem-solving during the case. For example, if you have to understand why our factory has 4 FTEs doing the cleaning while Competitors use just 2 FTEs, you can structure it like:

Frequency of cleaning per day * working days * FTEs per 1 cleaning

After deriving the numbers you may find that a single cleaning procedure is longer and you may want to check if the problem is in: People / process / technology

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