Higgins Co. June 2008-Linear Programming-Question 2

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    Tenuvi
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    Could you please explain the answer for requirement b? Also, can the optimal production plan be to produce 8000 snooker cues and 12000 pool cues?


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    I cannot explain the whole answer without giving you a complete lecture on linear programming! Have you been through the lecture on this website?

    If you say which part of (b) that you do not understand then I will try and help.

    The optimal production plan cannot be 8000 snooker and 12000 pool – there can only be one optimal solution and it is the one in the printed answer.
    The reason that 8000 snooker and 12000 pool is not possible is that to make them would mean using more craftsmen time then is available!


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    Tenuvi
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    Thanks. I watched the lecture on this website and it was helpful.


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    Tenuvi
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    I will finally want to know if the axis for snooker cues and pool cues as X and Y axis respectively can be interchanged without affecting the right answer?


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    John Moffat
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    Yes – you can have the axes either way round. The graph will look different (it will be sort of sideways :-) ) but the answer will be exactly the same.
    In the exam just make sure you label the axes so that it is clear to the marker.


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    Tenuvi
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    Thank you


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    You are welcome.

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