The northwest flower company owns a greenhouse, which furnishes roses
The Northwest Flower Company owns a greenhouse, which furnishes roses and carnations to florist’s in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. The greenhouse can grow any combination of the two flowers. They sell the flowers in “bunches” with 25 blooms to a bunch. They have 10,000 square feet available for planting this year. Each bunch of roses takes about 2 square feet and each bunch of carnations about 3 square feet. Special fertilizer is required for flowers: roses need 5 pounds and carnations 2 pounds. The availability of the fertilizer is limited to 15,000 pounds. Management believes that it can sell at least 600 bunches of roses but not more than 750 bunches. Profit contributions are $8 per bunch of roses and $6 per bunch of carnations. Formulate this problem as a linear programming problem.