A county chairwoman of a certain political party is making plans for an upcoming presidential election. She has received the services of six volunteer workers for precinct work, and she wants to assign them to four precincts in such a way as to maximize their effectiveness. She feels that it would be inefficient to assign a worker to more than one precinct, but she is willing to assign no workers to any one of the precincts if they can accomplish more in other precincts.
The following table gives the estimated increase in the number of votes for the party’s candidate in each precinct if it were allocated various numbers of workers:

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