Booster Shot Hot Sauce
Input Data
capsaicin (grams)
smokiness (grams)
colour (grams)
cost per kg
Chipotle
2 2/3
50
60
per kg
New Mexico
Serano
units
4
3
95
7.5
11.75
18
2
5
500
1500
7000
<=
<=
<=
9.55
500
1700
7550
$
898.00
Action Plan
# of Kg
chipotle
se

Booster Shot Hot Sauce
Input Data
capsaicin (grams)
smokiness (grams)
colour (grams)
cost per kg
per kg
Chipotle New Mexico
Serano
2 2/3
4
18
50
3
2
60
95
5
11.75
7.5
units
500
1500
7000
<=
<=
<=
9.55
500
1700
7550
$
898.00
Action Plan
# of Kg
chipotle
se

par golf
Input data
cutting
sewing
finishing
inspection
Profit/bag
each
standard
deluxe
0.7
0.5
1
0.1
$
10.00
$
time
used
1
5/6
2/3
1/4
time
available
623.60
474.00
708.00
114.80
total profit
9.00 $
7,640.00
<=
<=
<=
<=
units
630 hours
600 hours
708 hours

Bass Music Company
Input Data
each
student
Model
professional
total used
Requirement
hours used
5
9
480
<=
480
metal used
17.5
22.5
1275
<=
1300
Profit/unit
$
330.00 $
850.00
$
43,200.00
Action Plan
# to make
15
45
Additional Constraints
at least make stu

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Suppose you are interested in determining a minimal cost diet
which meets certain nutritional requirements. In particular the diet
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Maggie Stewart
Decision: Number of ice cream bar
Maximize: Total Taste Index Points
Constraints: Max Fat, Max Calories
Input Data
Calories
Fat
Weight
Taste Index/gram
Taste Index/serving
each serving of
Snack Bar
Ice Cream Bar
120
160
5
10
37
65
85
3145
M

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Model1
Input Data
TB
0.08
2
At least 30% investment in CS +TB
At most 40% Iinvestment in MM+MB
Max available to invest ($ millions)
MM
0.05
4
CS
Expected Returns
Max Investment($ millions)
CS
0.06
3
MB
0.03
1
MM
MB
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The government of a small island community is
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Input Data
oil A
oil B
oil C
cost per litre($)
Amount Availble
$
0.32
500,000
$
0.38
275,000
$
0.34
425,000
selling price regular
selling price ultra
Regular gas must be at least 45% of oil A
Regular gas must be at most 25% of oil

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Comm 290 Quantitative Decision Making
Lecture 1B
Quantitative Decision Making
Do I want to open a hot sauce business?
How do I make hot sauce?
How much hot sauce should I make?
300 grams of dried peppers 1 bottle of hot sauce
This harvest we have 600 kg
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Comm 290 Quantitative Decision Making
Lecture 4A
Multiple Optima
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Can there be more than one optimal solution?
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Lecture 3B
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Maggie Stewart loves desserts, but due to weight and
cholesterol problems, she has decided that she must plan her
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considering: snack bars and ice cream. After reading

Par Golf:
Par Golf is a small manufacturer of golf equipment and supplies. Par has
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Par Golf is a small manufacturer of golf equipment and supplies. Par has
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golf bag , referred to

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Lecture 2B
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left-hand side = right-hand side
LHS = RHS
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Lecture 4B
Review
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Comm 290 Quantitative Decision Making
Lecture 3A
Algebraic Model
There are three ways to represent an LP model in Comm 290:
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