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Stannic Metals wishes to produce at the lowest cost 
a new alloy that is 40 percent tin, 35 percent zinc, and 
25 percent lead from their current allow stocks:

Alloy Stocks
Alloy 1 2 3 4 5
% Tin 60 25 45 20 50
% Zinc 10 15 45 50 40
%Lead 30 60 10 30 10
Cost/lb 22 20 25 24 27

What weight of each Alloy Stock is required to make a pound of the new alloy?

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This provides an example of solving linear programming to make alloy.

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