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The farmer above can purchase two types of fertilizer. A 50lb bag of crescent fertilizer has 5;units of nitrogen, 15 units of phosphorous, and 5 units of potash and cost $12. A 50lb bag of;Island fertilizer has 10 units of nitrogen, 10 units of phosphorous and 30 units of potash and costs;$16. For a given crop the farmer must make sure that it does not receive more than 100 units of;nitrogen and does not receive less than 120 units each of phosphorous and potash. How many;bags of each type of fertilizer should the farmer purchase to minimize his cost?


Paper#35129 | Written in 18-Jul-2015

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