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Discussion :: Construction Management - Section 1 (Q.No.12)


Pick up the correct statement from the following:

[A]. The float may be positive, zero or negative
[B]. If the float is positive and the activity is delayed by a period equal to its total float, the completion of project is not delayed
[C]. If the float of an activity is negative, delay in its performance is bound to delay the completion of project
[D]. If the float of an activity is zero, the activity is critical and any delay in its performance will delay the whole project
[E]. All the above.

Answer: Option E


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Kiran said: (May 27, 2016)  
Option D should be the answer because the float is zero hence, it is critical.

Zankloony said: (Jun 15, 2016)  
How total float could be positive or negative? This is wrong.

Sarathy said: (Jun 30, 2016)  
Can't get this. Anyone explain me.

Navi said: (Nov 24, 2016)  
Option d is correct.

Float of an activity can never be negative.

Adarsha said: (Sep 7, 2017)  
Negative float, also known as negative slack, is the amount of time beyond aproject's scheduled completion that a task within the project requires. Total float is the amount of time a task within a project can be delayed without endangering theproject deadline. Hence all the options are correct.

Bikash Medhi said: (Dec 9, 2017)  
Float and slack are analogous, not totally same.
Floats are classified as;
1) Total float
2) Free float
3) Independent float
4) interfering float

So, I think option (c) is correct.

Gaurav said: (Dec 23, 2017)  
All are correct, it is saying float can be any value, not particularly total float.

Sajid said: (Mar 18, 2018)  
What is meant by float here? Explain.

Asif said: (Aug 4, 2020)  
Correct Answer is D.

Mansur Ali said: (Mar 31, 2021)  
Except for critical path, all other network paths have different completion time and if any path has more or less or equal time then the critical path, then that path is called +ve, -ve or = FLOAT.

Jitendra said: (Jun 3, 2021)  
Which activity has negative float? Please explain.

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