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How Many? (Precalculus)

Updated on 07/30/2018

Activity Overview

Students will be presented a situation in which they must use linear programming to determine the optimum production level to maximize profits.

Key Steps

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    In this activity, students will be presented with two situations in which they must use linear programming to determine the optimum production level to maximize profits. Students will first use the Inequality Graphing app to graph the constraints.

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    Once the constraints are graphed, students will use Point of Interest Trace to find the maximum profit.

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    In the second problem, students will then repeat the procedure to determine what mix of meats a barbeque catering business should maintain to maximize profit.