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# Chapter 8. Linear Programing: The Simplex Method: Homework

### MAXIMIZATION BY THE SIMPLEX METHOD

Solve the following linear programming problems using the simplex method.

Maximize z=x1+2x2+3x3

subject to x 1 , x 2 , x 3 ≥ 0

x1=0, x2=9, x3=3, z=27
Exercise 2.

Maximize z=x1+2x2+x3

subject to (8.1) x 1 , x 2 , x 3 ≥ 0

A farmer has 100 acres of land on which she plans to grow wheat and corn. Each acre of wheat requires 4 hours of labor and $20 of capital, and each acre of corn requires 16 hours of labor and$40 of capital. The farmer has at most 800 hours of labor and $2400 of capital available. If the profit from an acre of wheat is$80 and from an acre of corn is $100, how many acres of each crop should she plant to maximize her profit? Wheat 80 acres, corn 20 acres; Profit$8400
Exercise 4.

### CHAPTER REVIEW

Solve the following linear programming problems using the simplex method.

Maximize z=5x1+3x2

subject to x 1 ≥ 0 ; x 2 ≥ 0

x1=4, x2=8, y1=0, y2=0, z=44

Maximize z=5x1+8x2

subject to x1≥0; x2≥0

x1=6, x2=12, y1=0, y2=0, z=126

Maximize z=2x1+3x2+x3

subject to x 1 , x 2 , x 3 ≥ 0

x1=6, x2=4, x3=0, y1=0, y2=0, z=24

Maximize z=x1+6x2+8x3

subject to x 1 , x 2 , x 3 ≥ 0

x1=450, x2=0, x3=1800, y1=750, y2=0, y3=0, z=14,850

Maximize z=6x1+8x2+5x3

subject to x 1 , x 2 , x 3 ≥ 0

x1=0, x2=200, x3=1600, y1=0, y2=0, y3=1200, z=9600

Minimize z=12x1+10x2

subject to x1≥0; x2≥0

x1=2, x2=4, z=64

Minimize z=4x1+6x2+7x3

subject to (8.2) x 1 , x 2 , x 3 ≥ 0
x1=10, x2=10, x3=0, z=100

Minimize z=40x1+48x2+30x3

subject to x 1 , x 2 , x 3 ≥ 0

x1=15/4, x2=35/4, x3=0, z=570

A department store sells three different types of televisions: small, medium, and large. The store can sell up to 200 sets a month. The small, medium, and large televisions require, respectively, 3, 6, and 6 cubic feet of storage space, and a maximum of 1,020 cubic feet of storage space is available. The three types, small, medium, and large, take up, respectively, 2, 2, and 4 sales hours of labor, and a maximum of 600 hours of labor is available. If the profit made from each of these types is $40,$80, and $100, respectively, how many of each type of television should be sold to maximize profit, and what is the maximum profit? x1=0, x2=40, x3=130, y1=30, y2=0, y3=0, z=16,200 A factory manufactures three products, A, B, and C. Each product requires the use of two machines, Machine I and Machine II. The total hours available, respectively, on Machine I and Machine II per month are 180 and 300. The time requirements and profit per unit for each product are listed below.  A B C Machine I 1 2 2 Machine II 2 2 4 Profit 20 30 40 How many units of each product should be manufactured to maximize profit, and what is the maximum profit? x1=0, x2=30, x3=60, y1=0, y2=0, z=3300 A company produces three products, A, B, and C, at its two factories, Factory I and Factory II. Daily production of each factory for each product is listed below.  Factory I Factory II Product A 10 20 Product B 20 20 Product C 20 10 The company must produce at least 1000 units of product A, 1600 units of B, and 700 units of C. If the cost of operating Factory I is$4,000 per day and the cost of operating Factory II is \$5000, how many days should each factory operate to complete the order at a minimum cost, and what is the minimum cost?

x1=60, x2=20, z=340,000

For his classes, Professor Wright gives three types of quizzes, objective, recall, and recall-plus. To keep his students on their toes, he has decided to give at least 20 quizzes next quarter. The three types, objective, recall, and recall-plus quizzes, require the students to spend, respectively, 10 minutes, 30 minutes, and 60 minutes for preparation, and Professor Wright would like them to spend at least 12 hours(720 minutes) preparing for these quizzes above and beyond the normal study time. An average score on an objective quiz is 5, on a recall type 6, and on a recall-plus 7, and Dr. Wright would like the students to score at least 130 points on all quizzes. It takes the professor one minute to grade an objective quiz, 2 minutes to grade a recall type quiz, and 3 minutes to grade a recall-plus quiz. How many of each type should he give in order to minimize his grading time?

x1=12, x2=0, x3=10, z=42
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