D2 - 2 Cooper’s suggestion restricts the usage of...

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Answers to Red Brand Canners Case Part I 1. Based on the availability of 600,000 pounds of grade “A” tomatoes (grade 9), one can mix in some grade “B” tomatoes (grade 5) to generate a mix of grade 8. Let X denote the pounds of grade “B” tomatoes that can be mixed in. Then: (600,000*9+X*5)/(600,000+X)=8. Solving this, yields X=200,000 lbs for a total weight of 800,000 lbs.
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Unformatted text preview: 2. Cooper’s suggestion restricts the usage of tomatoes to merely 800,000 lbs (as shown in 1). The leftover tomatoes could be used profitably to at least make tomato paste. It might also be more profitable to make use of the A tomatoes to produce some tomato juice as well, and end up with a mix products that together produce the most profit....
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