# Book1 - for \$85. Alternatively, it can buy electric and gas...

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F o r m u l a t e t h e L P m o d e l a s a s p r e a d u s i n g e x c e l s o l v e r The Weedwacker Company manufactures two types of lawn trimmers: a model and a gas model. The company has contracted to supply a nation retail chain with a total of 30,000 electric trimmers and 15,000 gas trim However, Weedwacker's production capability is limited in three departm production, assembly, and packaging. The following table summarizes t processing time available and the processing time required by each dep types of trimmers. Hours Required Per Trimmer Electric Gas Hrs Available Production 0.20 0.40 10,000 Assembly 0.30 0.50 15,000 Packaging 0.10 0.10 5,000 The company makes its electric trimmer in house for \$55 and its gas trimmer

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Unformatted text preview: for \$85. Alternatively, it can buy electric and gas trimmers from another source for \$67 and \$95, respectively. How many gas and electric trimmers should Weedwacker make and how many should it buy from its competitor to fulfill its contract in the least costly manner? A. formulate an LP model for this problem. B. What is the optimal solution? Hours Required Per Trimmer Electric Gas Hrs Available Hrs Used Production 0.2 0.4 10000 10000 Assembly 0.3 0.5 15000 14000 Packaging 0.1 0.1 5000 4000 Cost 55 85 2500000 Actual 30000 10000 Buy 67 95 475000 Actual 5000 Total 30000 15000 2975000 Needed 30000 15000 s h e e t an electric nal discount mers. ments: the hours of part, for both...
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## This note was uploaded on 05/09/2011 for the course MGMT 3100 taught by Professor Camateros during the Fall '08 term at CSU East Bay.

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