This problem has to do with integer programming.
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Apene plans to purchase 1350 PCs. Three sources are being considered. (Dealt, ICN, and McElectric). Each charges a variable cost per computer plus a fixed delivery and installation cost. See the table below. Who should Apene buy from to have the lowest total cost?
Dealt ICN McElectric
Capacity 700 700 1000
Fixed Cost $45,000 $35,000 $50,000
Var. Cost $750 $775 $700
The expert examines quantitative methods using integer programming.