MAT540

Week

7 Homework

Chapter 3

8.

Solve the model formulated in Problem 7 for Southern Sporting Goods Company

using the computer.

a.

State the optimal solution.

b.

What would be the effect on the optimal solution if the profit for a

basketball changed from $12 to $13? What

would be the effect if the profit for a football changed from $16 to $15?

c. What would be the effect on

the optimal solution if 500 additional pounds of rubber could be obtained? What would be the effect if 500 additional

square feet of leather could be obtained?

Reference Problem 7. Southern

Sporting Good Company makes basketballs and footballs. Each product is produced from two resources

rubber and leather. The resource

requirements for each product and the total resources available are as follows:

Resource Requirements per

Unit

Product

Rubber (lb.)

Leather (ft2)

Basketball

3

4

Football

2

5

Total resources available

500 lb.

800 ft2

10.

A company produces two products, A and B, which have profits of $9 and $7,

respectively. Each unit of product must

be processed on two assembly lines, where the required production times are as

follows:

Hours/ Unit

Product

Line 1

Line2

A

12

4

B

4

8

Total Hours

60

40

a.

Formulate a linear programming model to determine the optimal product mix that

will maximize profit.

b.

Transform this model into standard form.

11.

Solve problem 10 using the computer.

a.

State the optimal solution.

b.

What would be the effect on the optimal solution if the production time on

line 1 was reduced to 40 hours?

c.

What would be the effect on the optimal solution if the profit for product

B was increased from $7 to $15 to $20?

12.

For the linear programming model formulated in Problem 10 and solved in

Problem 11.

a.

What are the sensitivity ranges for the objective function coefficients?

b.

Determine the shadow prices for additional hours of production time on line

1 and line 2 and indicate whether the company would prefer additional line 1 or

line 2 hours.

14.

Solve the model formulated in Problem 13 for Irwin Textile Mills.

a.

How much extra cotton and processing

time are left over at the optimal solution?

Is the demand for corduroy met?

b.

What is the effect on the optimal solution if the profit per yard of denim

is increased from $2.25 to $3.00? What

is the effect if the profit per yard of corduroy is increased from $3.10 to

$4.00?

c.

What would be the effect on the optimal solution if Irwin Mils could obtain

only 6,000 pounds of cotton per month?

Reference Problem 13. Irwin

Textile Mills produces two types of cotton cloth â denim and corduroy. Corduroy is a heavier grade of cotton cloth

and, as such, requires 7.5 pounds of raw cotton per yard, whereas denim

requires 5 pounds of raw cotton per yard.

A yard of corduroy requires 3.2 hours of processing time; a yard of

denim requires 3.0 hours. Although the

demand for denim is practically unlimited, the maximum demand for corduroy is

510 yards per month. The manufacturer

has 6,500 pounds of cotton and 3,000 hours of processing time available each

month. The manufacturer makes a profit

of $2.25 per yard of denim and $3.10 per yard of corduroy. The manufacturer wants to know how many yards

of each type of cloth to produce to maximize profit. Formulate the model and put it into standard

form. Solve it.

15.

Continuing the model from Problem 14.

a.

If Irwin Mills can obtain additional cotton or processing time, but not

both, which should it select? How

much? Explain your answer.

b.

Identify the sensitivity ranges for the objective function coefficients and

for the constraint quantity values. Then

explain the sensitivity range for the demand for corduroy.

16.

United Aluminum Company of Cincinnati produces three grades (high, medium,

and low) of aluminum at two mills. Each mill

has a different production capacity (in tons per day) for each grade as

follows:

Aluminum Grade

Mill

1

2

High

6

2

Medium

2

2

Low

4

10

The company has contracted

with a manufacturing firm to supply at least 12 tons of high-grade aluminum,

and 5 tons of low-grade aluminum. It

costs United $6,000 per day to operate mill 1 and $7,000 per day to operate

mill 2. The company wants to know the

number of days to operate each mill in order to meet the contract at minimum

cost.

a. Formulate a linear

programming model for this problem.

18.

Solve the linear programming model formulated in Problem 16 for Unite

Aluminum Company by using the computer.

a.

Identify and explain the shadow prices for each of the aluminum grade

contract requirements.

b.

Identify the sensitivity ranges for the objective function coefficients and

the constraint quantity values.

c.

Would the solution values change if the contract requirements for

high-grade alumimum were increased from 12 tons to 20 tons? If yes, what would the new solution values

be?

24.

Solve the linear programming model developed in Problem 22 for the Burger

Doodle restaurant by using the computer.

a.

Identify and explain the shadow prices for each of the resource constraints

b.

Which of the resources constrains profit the most?

c.

Identify the sensitivity ranges for the profit of a sausage biscuit and the

amount of sausage available. Explain

these sensitivity ranges.

Reference Problem 22. The

manager of a Burger Doodle franchise wants to determine how many sausage

biscuits and ham biscuits to prepare each morning for breakfast customers. The two types of biscuits require the

following resources:

Biscuit

Labor (hr.)

Sausage (lb.)

Ham (lb.)

Flour (lb.)

Sausage

0.010

0.10

—

0.04

Ham

0.024

—

0.15

0.04

The franchise has 6 hours of labor available each morning. The manager has a contract with a local

grocer for 30 pounds of sausage and 30 pounds of ham each morning. The manager also purchases 16 pounds of

flour. The profit for a sausage biscuit

is $0.60; the profit for a ham biscuit is $0.50. The manager wants to know the number of each

type of biscuit to prepare each morning in order to maximize profit. Formulate a linear programming model for this

problem.

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