Jeffrey is planning a large dinner party. His budget is $3000. He has the option of serving chicken at $30 per meal or roast beef at $40 per meal.
The cost of the party can be modeled with the equation
30c + 40b = 3000, where c represents the number of chicken meals ordered and
b represents the number of roast beef meals ordered.
What are the restrictions on the variables? Justify your reasoning.
restrictions on variables.
The Attempt at a Solution
Well for the variable c you cannot exceed 100 meals or you will exceed your budget and you cannot have – 1 or more meals/$. So it has to be 0 or greater. So you can say:
0 <_ C <_ 3000 ($) (Note: the <_ is meant to represent greater or equal to.)
Same with b you cannot exceed 75 beef meals or you u will exceed your budget. You also can’t have –1 meals or dollars. So we can say that it has to be 0 or greater.
0 <_ B <_ 3000 ($)
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