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?
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.
Thanks. I watched the lecture on this website and it was helpful.
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?
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.
You are welcome.
Cud u explain how 8000 snooker and 12000 pool wud lead to using up more hours
There are enough hours to make 8,000 snooker cues and 12,000 pool cues.
However this would only give a contribution of (8,000 x 40) + (12,000 x 20) = 560,000.
The object is to make the greatest contribution and making 6,000 pool cues and 12,000 snooker cues will give a contribution of 600,000.
Our free lecture on linear programming may help you.
Thank u sir.I got it now.
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