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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    John Moffat
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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.


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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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    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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    John Moffat
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    You are welcome.


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    Ryan
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    Cud u explain how 8000 snooker and 12000 pool wud lead to using up more hours


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    John Moffat
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    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.


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    Ryan
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    Thank u sir.I got it now.


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    John Moffat
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    You are welcome :-)

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