By Mike Mesterton-Gibbons

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The point (0,1) is above the line. Inserting (0,1) into the inequality, gives -8 < 0. Therefore 29 2: Coordinate Systems and Graphs £0,1) satisfies the inequality and the solution set of the inequality is trie region above the line but not including the line. Thus we draw a dotted line. i iy / / / / / / (b) ' „ L^ / / / / s(2,7/4) / (0,1) / , , X 7x- 8y > 0. The line corresponding to the inequality is given by the equation 7x - 8y = 0. As in part (a), the points (0,0) and (2,-jj satisfy the equation and they determine the line in the figure.

4. If the convex set S is not bounded, it may happen that the objective function does not have a maximum or a minimum value. However, if a maximum or a minimum of the objective function exists, it must occur at a corner point. 2 1. Determine the set of feasible solutions (the convex set S) from the set of constraints. 2. Find the corner points of this set. 3. Evaluate the objective function z = ax + by + c at each corner point to determine where the largest or smallest values of z occur. 1 A small furniture finishing plant finishes two kinds of tables, A and B.

Since the user wants to buy at least 3 minutes of H time, while the Computer Corp. will sell at most 10 minutes of H time and insists on selling 35 3: Linear Programming (A Geometric Approach} at least 18 minutes of L time, we have x > 3 x < 10 y > 18. Since H time sells for $1000 per minute and L time sells for $600 per minute, the total cost is given by 1000x+600y dollars. Mathematically stated, the linear programming problem is Minimize z = 1000x+600y subj ect to x + y < 30 x > 3 x < 10 y > 18.

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