A drink company plans to make new drink consisiting of a mixture of fruit juice and soda:
each ounce of juice contains 0.25mg of sugar and 3mg of VitaminC and costs 3p to produce.
each ounce of soda contains 0.5mg of sugar and 1mg of Vitamin C and costs 1p to produce.
the drink is to be sold in 10 ounce bottles and must contain at least 10mg of Vitamin C and no more than 4mg of Sugar.
Calculate what mixture of the two ingredients will satisfy these constraints at minimum cost.
1. Model the problem as a linear programming problem. What are the constraints?
2. Use Excel's Solver to find the quantities of the two ingredients (in ounces).
The expert examines LPP blending calculations. Excel solves are used to find the quantities of two ingredients.