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1 Linear Programming –set up and solve linear programming problems to find real life minimums and maximums.

2 Linear Programming Hints To write the constraints and objective function: –Identify the variables. –Write the objective function –Identify each constraint. Then write an inequality for each. Start with x > 0 and y > 0 (usually).

3 Example 1 The West Hartford Senior Center is trying to establish a transportation system of small and large vans. It can spend no more than $100,000 for both sizes of vehicles and no more than $500 per month for maintenance. The WHSC can purchase a small van, which carries up to 7 passengers, for $10,000 and maintain it for $100 per month. The large vans, which carry up to 15 passengers, cost $20,000 each and can be maintained for $75 per month. How many of each type of van should they purchase if they want to maximize the number of passengers? Initial purchase cost Monthly maintenance# of passengers P = 7s + 15l

4 Example # of small vans, s # of large vans, l The vertices that should be tested are (0,5), (2,4), and (5,0). The WHSC should buy 5 large vans which can hold 75 passengers.

5 Example 2 PancakesWaffles 3 cups Bisquick2 cups Bisquick 1 cup Milk2 cups Milk2 Eggs Serves 6Serves 5 You have 24 cups of Bisquick, 18 cups of milk, and 20 eggs. If you want to feed as many people as possible, how many batches of each should you make? Bisquick Milk Eggs Servings

6 Example 2 # of batches of pancakes, p # of batches of waffles, w The vertices that should be tested are (0,9), (2,8), (4,6), and (8,0). Make 4 batches of pancakes and 6 batches of waffles to feed 54 people.

7 Example 3 Kayla works no more than 20 hours per week during the school year. She is paid $10 an hour for tutoring Geometry students and $7 an hour for babysitting. She wants to spend at least 3 hours but no more than 8 hours a week tutoring. Find Kaylas maximum weekly earnings. Total hours worked Earnings

8 Example # of hrs spent tutoring, t # of hrs spent babysitting, b The vertices that should be tested are (3,17) and (8,12). Kayla should tutor for 8 hours and babysit for 12 hours.

9 Example 4 As part of your weight training regimen, you want to consume lean sources of protein. You want to consume at least 300 Calories a day from at least 48 grams of protein. One ounce of chicken provides 35 Calories and 8.5 g of protein. One ounce of tofu provides 20 Calories and 2.5 g of protein. Your local supermarket charges $5 a pound for chicken and $2.50 a pound for tofu. How much of each food should you eat each day if you want to meet your requirements with the lowest cost? What is this daily cost? Calories Protein Price Paid

10 Example # of lbs of chicken, c # of lbs of tofu, t The vertices that should be tested are approx. (0, 1.2), (0.16, 0.65), and (.536,0). You should eat about 0.16 pounds of chicken and 0.65 pounds of tofu, which will cost about $2.43 per day.


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