- Walch Education
A school supply company produces wooden rulers and plastic rulers. The rulers must first be made, and then painted.
- It takes 20 minutes to make a wooden ruler. It takes 15 minutes to make a plastic ruler. There is a maximum amount of 480 minutes per day set aside for making rulers.
- It takes 5 minutes to paint a wooden ruler. It takes 2 minutes to paint a plastic ruler. There is a maximum amount of 180 minutes per day set aside for painting rulers.
- Use what you know about the constraints on the real-world situation to determine any limits on the possible solutions.
- Choose a value for w and solve the first two inequalities in the system for p.
- Interpret the results.