Linear Programming

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Homework Statement



An investment group has $250,000 to invest. At least 20% must be in municipal bonds, at least 40% in a combination of (electronic firms, aerospace firms, & drug manufacturers), & finally no more than 50% in municipal bonds should be placed in a high-risk, high yield nursing home stock.

The brokerage came up with these investments

Investment Percentage Rate of Return
(%)

Los Angeles municipal bonds 5.3
Thompson Electronics, Inc 6.8
United Aerospace Corp 4.9
Palmer Drugs 8.4
Happy Days Nursing Home 11.8



Homework Equations


5.3X1 + 6.8X2 + 4.9X3 + 8.4X4 + 11.8X5 = maximized
X1 < or = 50000
X2 + X3 + X4 < or = 100000
X5 > or = 125000


The Attempt at a Solution

 

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