Answer to Question #51725 in Other Programming & Computer Science for alexander

Question #51725
A manufacture is to market a new fertilizer which is to be a mixture of ingredients A and B. The properties of the two ingredients are as give on the table below Properties of the ingredients Cost per kg Bone meal Nitrogen Lime Phosphate Ingredients A 20% 30% 40% 10% 12 B 40% 10% 50% 50% 8 It has been decided that the fertilizer will: i. Be sold in bags containing 100 kilograms ii. Be containing at least 15 kilograms of nitrogen iii. Must contain at least 8 kilograms of phosphate iv. Must contain at least 25 kilograms of bone meal The manufacturer wants to meet the above requirements at minimum cost possible. Required Develop a linear program and hence find the optimal solution for the problem.
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