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    Using Excel, please solve the following:

    The Hickory Cabinet and Furniture Company produces sofas, tables, and chairs at its plant in Greensboro, N.C.. The plant uses three main resources to make furniture- wood, upholstery, and labor. The resource requirements for each piece are as follows:

    (See chart in attached file)

    The furniture is produced weekly and is stored in a warehouse until the end of the week, when it is shipped out. The warehouse has a total capacity of 650 pieces of furniture. Each sofa earns $400 profit, each table $275, and each chair $190. The company wants to know how many pieces of each type of furniture to make each week to maximize profit.

    a) Formulate a linear programming model for this problem.
    b) Solve the model using the computer.

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