500 accounts which are
visited six times a year = 3,000 visits totally
3000 visits * 2 hours each = 6,000 hours of visits
Travel and administration time = 6,000 hours
Spiro therefore needs 12,000 hours
One salesperson works
40 hours/week * 50 weeks = 2,000 hours
To get 12,000 hours: 12,000/2,000 = 6 salespeople.
The correct answer is b).
14. Spiro Corp. has found that an effective salesperson should call on each account about six times a year and spend about two hours per sales call. Every salesperson works a 40-hour week and takes off two weeks for vacation each year. A salesperson must spend half of his time on travel and administration. Approximately how many salespeople does Spiro need to service 500 accounts?
e) There is not enough information to determine the answer.