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Example 1
Production Schedule
A company manufactures two products, A and B,
which can be sold for $120 per unit and $80 per
unit, respectively.
Management requires that at least 1000 units be
manufactured each month.
Product A requires five hours of labor per unit,
and product B requires three hours
.
The cost of labor is $12 per hour and a total of
8000 hours are available per month.
Determine a monthly production schedule that
will maximize the company’s profit.
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A structure consists primarily of two cylindrical
loadbearing columns whose radii, in feet are x
1
and x
2
respectively.
The weight of the structure, in thousands of
pounds, is given by the expression
Y = 10 + (x
1
0.5)
2
+ (x
2
 .5)
2
Determine the values of x1 and x2 that will
minimize the weight of the structure subject to
the following requirements
Example 2 (continued)
1. The combined crosssectional area of the two
columns must be at least 10 square feet
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2008 for the course CEE 3804 taught by Professor Aatrani during the Fall '07 term at Virginia Tech.
 Fall '07
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