Question

The Sanders Garden Shop mixes two types of grass seed into a blend. Each type of grass has been rated (per pound) according to its shade tolerance, ability to stand up to traffic, and drought resistance, as shown in the table. Type A seed costs $1 and Type B seed costs $2. If the blend needs to score at least 300 points for shade tolerance, 400 points for traffic resistance, and 750 points for drought resistance, how many pounds of each seed should be in the blend to meet the specifications at minimal cost. How much will the blend cost?

Type A Type B

Shade Tolerance 1 1

Traffic Resistance 2 1

Drought Resistance 2 5

Step 1

**Introduction:**

The given problem is a linear programming Cost Minimization problem. The problem is solved using MS Excel Solver.

**Formulation:**

Let "x" be the Type A seeds.

Let "y" be the Type B seeds.

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