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MAT 540 Week 8 Assignment




Question;The Rayhoon Restaurant;Brayden and Behrad were roommates. They decided to open a restaurant in the;small town that they were living. They;bought an old home for their new restaurant which they named Rayhoon.;Not knowing the taste of their customers, they decided to;serve only two full course meals each night, one with pork and the other with;chicken.;They estimated that they would sell a maximum of 60 meals each;night. Each chicken dinner requires 15 minutes to prepare, and each pork dinner;takes twice as long. There is a total of 20 hours of kitchen staff labor;available each day. They thought that they would sell at least 3 chicken;dinners for every two pork dinners. They also believe that at least 10 percent;of their customers will order pork dinners.;The profit from each chicken dinner will be $12, and the profit from a;pork dinner will be $16.;Formulate a linear programming model for B & B, that;will help them estimate the number of meals they should prepare each night and;solve this model by computer.;A.;They are considering investing in some;advertising to increase the maximum number of meals they serve. They estimate;that if they spend $30 per day on a newspaper ad, it will increase the maximum;number of meals they serve per day from 60 to 70. Should they make the;investment?;B.;They are concerned about the reliability of;their kitchen staff. They estimate that on some evenings they could have a;staff reduction of as much as 5 hours. How would this affect their profit;level?;C.;The final question they would like to explore is;raising the price of the chicken dinner. Brayden has suggested a price increase;that will increase profit for the chicken dinner to $14. Would this be acceptable, and how much additional profit would be;realized?


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