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Problem Modeling

First we decide on decision variables. Let us label the foods 1, 2, ...6, and let tex2html_wrap_inline941 represent the number of servings of food i in the diet.

Our objective is to minimize cost, which can be written

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We have constraints for energy, protein, calcuim, and for each serving/day limit. This gives the formulation:

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Michael A. Trick
Mon Aug 24 14:40:57 EDT 1998