EXERCISES, LESSON 4
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer the following exercises by circling the lettered response that
best answers the question.
After you have answered all of the exercises, turn to "Solutions to Exercises" at
the end of the lesson and check your answers. For each exercise answered incorrectly,
reread the lesson material referenced after the solution.
An item of medical equipment requires extensive repair. Which of the following
procedures do you use to calculate the MEL?
a. Determine the number of manhours required.
b. Determine the ratio of the item's cost to the cost of the repairs.
Estimate the direct-labor costs.
d. Calculate the percentage of the item's useful life remaining.
A piece of medical equipment failed after two months of service. It cost 6.00
and had a 30-day warranty. The equipment has a life expectancy of eight years.
What is its MEL?
a. 10 percent.
b. 25 percent.
d. 100 percent.
A piece of medical equipment requires repair. It cost 8.00 to replace. The
item's percentage of useful life remaining is 60 percent. What is the MEL factor
you use to determine whether or not to repair or replace the equipment?
a. 75 percent.
b. 60 percent.
d. 40 percent.