Anna Broderick is the dietitian for the State University football team, and she is attempting to determine a nutritious lunch menu for the team. She has set the following nutritional guidelines for each lunch serving:
Between 1,500 and 2,000 calories
At least 5 mg of iron
At least 20 but no more than 60 g of fat
At least 30 g of protein
At least 40 g of carbohydrates
No more than 30 mg of cholesterol
She selects the menu from seven basic food items, as follows, with the nutritional contribution per pound and the cost as given:

The dietitian wants to select a menu to meet the nutritional guidelines while minimizing the total cost per serving.
a. Formulate a linear programming model for this problem.
b. Solve the model by using the computer.
c. If a serving of each of the food items (other than milk) was limited to no more than a half pound, what effect would this have on thesolution?

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