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Ferdinand Feed Company receives four raw grains from which it blends its dry pet food. The pet food
advertises that each 8-ounce packet meets the minimum daily requirements for vitamin C, protein and
iron. The cost of each raw grain as well as the vitamin C, protein, and iron units per pound of each grain
are summarized here:
Vitamin C
Protein
Iron
Grain Units/lb
Units/lb
Units/lb Cost/lb
9
12
.75
N
16
10
14
.90
3
8
10
15
80
4
10
8
7
.70
Ferdinand is interested in producing the 8-ounce mixture at minimum cost while meeting the minimum
daily requirements of 6 units of vitamin C, 5 units of protein, and 5 units of iron.
Define the Decision Variables:
Define the Objective Function:
Define the Constraints

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