identifies the feasible solution that maximizes profit, which is given approx-
5. Note that this solution involves making
use of the entire capacity available for metal stamping and engine assembly,
but does not maximize use of capacity to assemble either cars or trucks. The
optimal profit is over $77
3 million per month, which exceeds by about $10
million the profit associated with producing only cars.
Feeding an Army
Suppose that two basic types of food are supplied to soldiers in an army:
meats and potatoes.
Each pound of meats costs $1, while each pound of
potatoes costs $0
25. To minimize expenses, army officials consider serving
only potatoes. However, there are some basic nutritional requirements that
call for meats in a soldier’s diet.
In particular, each soldier should get at
least 400 grams of carbohydrates, 40 grams of dietary fiber, and 200 grams
of protein in their daily diet. Nutrients offered per pound of each of the two
types of food, as well as the daily requirements, are provided in the following