The Mill Mountain Coffee Shop blends coffee on the premises for its customers. It sells three basic blends in 1-pound bags, Special, Mountain Dark, and Mill Regular. It uses four different types of coffee to produce the blends—Brazilian, mocha, Colombian, and mild. The shop has the following blend recipe requirements:

The cost of Brazilian coffee is $2.00 per pound, the cost of mocha is $2.75 per pound, the cost of Colombian is $2.90 per pound, and the cost of mild is $1.70 per pound. The shop has 110 pounds of Brazilian coffee, 70 pounds of mocha, 80 pounds of Colombian, and 150 pounds of mild coffee available per week. The shop wants to know the amount of each blend it should prepare each week to maximize profit.
a. Formulate a linear programming model for this problem.
b. Solve this model by using thecomputer.

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