Bevco Example

Bevco manufactures an orange-flavored soft drink called Oranj by combining orange soda and orange juice. Each ounce of orange soda contains 0.5 oz. of sugar and 1 mg. of vitamin C. Each ounce of orange juice contains 0.25 oz. of sugar and 3 mg. of vitamin C. It costs Bevco $0.02 to produce an ounce of orange soda and $0.03 to produce an ounce of orange juice. Bevco's marketing department has decided that each 10 oz. bottle of Oranj must contain at least 20 mg. of vitamin C and at most 4 oz. of sugar. Use linear programming to determine how Bevco can meet the marketing department's requirements at minimum cost.

Material by Cliff Stein, used with permission.