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Blossom, Inc., is a small company that manufactures three versions of patio tables. Unit information for its products follows:


Blossom has determined that it can sell a limited number of each table in the upcoming year.
Expected demand for each model follows:
Table A ..... 50,000 units
Table B ..... 20,000 units
Table C ..... 30,000 units

Required:
1. Suppose that direct labor hours have been identified as the bottleneck resource. Determine how Blossom should prioritize production by rank ordering the products from 1 to 3.
2. If Blossom has only 36,000 direct labor hours available, calculate the number of units of each table that Blossom should produce to maximize its profit.
3. Suppose that the number of machine hours has been identified as the most constrained resource. Determine how Blossom should prioritize production by rank ordering the products from 1 to 3.
4. If Blossom has only 230,000 machine hours available, calculate the number of units of each table that Blossom should produce to maximize itsprofit.


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