This part requires students to solve using a linear-programming problem/an integer-programming problem/goal programming problem.
There is an objective function that has to be maximised or minimised, subject to a set of constraints. Students should clearly define the decision variables, define and explain the objective function and define and explain each of the constraints. In addition, the solutions must be clearly and fully explained.
In order that students and groups tackle unique problems, students are asked to consider their student id numbers. All ids are made up of seven digits of the form 3664255. The particular digits in your and your partner ids will appear at various places below. If, for example, your id is 3664255 and you see a reference to A, B, C for you this means 6, 6, 4. In addition, 2C means 24. Then, if, for example, your partner id is 4885255 and you see a reference to D, E, F, this means 8, 8, 5. Then, 2E means 28. If you work by yourself, A-F are your 6 last digit IDs.
For these parts, the report needs to address the followings.
• The report should tell a story.
• All variables should be clearly defined.
• For each problem, define and briefly explain the objective function specified as an equation. For example, P = 3X1 + 5X2.
• For each problem, define and briefly explain all of the constraints specified as equations or inequalities. For example, 4X1 + 13X2 100.
• Present the solutions as tables.
• Solver answer reports should not be in the main text of the report. If you want to include them, place them in an appendix.