Asked by bhdrkn 4 years ago

- A hospital dietitian prepares breakfast menus every morning for the hospital patients. Part of the dietitians responsibility is to make sure that minimum daily requirements for vitamins A and B are met. At the same time, the cost of the menus must be kept as low as possible. The main breakfast staples providing vitamins A and B are eggs, bacon, and cereal. The vitamin requirements and vitamin contributions for each staple follow:

Vitamin Contributions

Vitamin |
Mg/egg |
Mg/bacon strip |
Mg/Cereal Cup |
Minimum daily requirements |

A |
2 |
4 |
1 |
16 |

B |
3 |
2 |
1 |
12 |

An egg costs $0.04, a bacon strip costs $0.03, and a cup of cereal costs $0.02. The dietitian wants to know how much of each staple to serve per order to meet the minimum daily vitamin requirements while minimizing total cost.

a. Formulate a linear programming model for this problem.

b. Solve the model by using the computer.

1. A

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Answered by DVick 4 years ago

**Excerpt from file: **Math Tutorial 1. A hospital dietitian prepares breakfast menus every morning for the hospital patients. Part of the dietitians responsibility is to make sure that minimum daily requirements for vitamins A and B are met. At the same time, the cost of the menus must be kept as low as possible. The

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