A company manufactures two types of screws A and B.

Question:

A company manufactures two types of screws A and B. All the screws have to pass through a threading machine and a slotting machine. A box of Type A

screws requires 2 minutes on the threading machine and 3 minutes on the slotting machine. A box of type B screws requires 8 minutes of threading on the

threading machine and 2 minutes on the slotting machine. In a week, each machine is available for 60 hours.

On selling these screws, the company gets a profit of Rs 100 per box on type A screws and Rs 170 per box on type B screws.

Formulate this problem as a LPP given that the objective is to maximize profit.

Solution:

Let’s consider that the company manufactures x boxes of type A screws and y boxes of type B screws.

From the given information the below table is constructed:

From the data in the above table, the objective function for maximum profit Z = 100x + 170y

Subject to the constraints

2x + 8y ≤ 3600 ⇒ x + 4y ≤ 1800 … (i)

3x + 2y ≤ 3600 … (ii)

x ≥ 0, y ≥ 0 (non-negative constraints)

Therefore, the required LPP is

Maximize: Z = 100x + 170y

Subject to constraints,

x + 4y ≤ 1800, 3x + 2y ≤ 3600, x ≥ 0, y ≥ 0.

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