The Westfall Company has a contract to produce 10,000 garden hoses for a large discount chain. Westfall has four different machines that can produce this kind of hose. Because these machines are from different manufacturers and use differing technologies, their specifications are not the same.
Machine Fixed Cost 2 Set Up Production Run Variable Cost p/h Capacity
1 750 1.25 6000
2 500 1.50 7500
3 1000 1.00 4000
4 300 2.00 5000
a. This problem requires two different kinds of decision variables. Clearly define each kind.
b. The company wants to minimize total cost. Give the objective function.
c. Give the constraints for the problem.
d. Write a constraint to ensure that if machine 4 is used, machine 1 cannot be.
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Each variable for the problem is defined. This allows for the company to minimize the total cost for the function.
Solving Linear Programming using QM for windows or Solver in Excel
Formulate a linear programming model for the below set of problems. For those problems, solve the linear programming model by using the computer. You can use either QM for Windows or Solver (in Excel) to solve these problems.
If using QM for Windows, you can capture the results and a graph in one of two ways:
? By doing a "Print Screen," you capture the screen image. You can now copy directly to Word (or to Paint, and then to Word).
? Or you can save data from QM for Windows as an HTML file. You can only save data one window at a time. Highlight the QM for Windows output window you want to save and select Save As HTML. You can then edit the HTML file in Word to your liking, or you can copy it directly to Word.
? If you use QM for Windows, please include the results screen and the Graph in the Word document you create. Follow the format of the examples that were posted in the Doc Sharing tab. Include the model formulation or a window showing the constraints. Save the resulting file as a Word file.
If using Solver, please submit the Excel file (include the model formulation on the worksheet). If using an Excel document, put one problem per worksheet, label all worksheets and put all problems in one file.
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I am looking for solutions for these four problems using QM for windows or Solver in Excel. If I can get a detailed solution with explantion I will be grateful.