A firm has a training program for a certain operation. The progress of trainees is carefully monitored. An established standard requires a trainee to be able to complete the sixth repetition of the

operation in six hours or less. Those who are unable to do this are assigned to other jobs.

Currently, three trainees have each completed two repetitions. Trainee A had times of 9 hours

for the first and 8 hours for the second repetition; trainee B had times of 10 hours and 8 hours for

the first and second repetitions; and trainee C had times of 12 hours and 9 hours.



Which trainee(s) do you think will make the standard? Explain your reasoning