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Gin is 45% alcohol by volume and tonic is non-alcoholic. Its required to mix gin and tonics which are at least 10% alcohol by volume and contain atleast 200ml of liquid but at most 30ml of alcohol

a) what are the greatest and least amounts of gin a drink can contain
b) what are the greatest and least amounts of tonic a drink can contain

I understand you would first make the constraints x?30, x+y?10, x+y?200 ,
x?0, y?0,

Secondly do you need to draw a graph?

Any help would be appreciated
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Gin is 45% alcohol by volume and tonic is non-alcoholic. Its required to mix gin and tonics which are at least 10% alcohol by volume and contain atleast 200ml of liquid but at most 30ml of alcohol

a) what are the greatest and least amounts of gin a drink can contain
b) what are the greatest and least amounts of tonic a drink can contain

I understand you would first make the constraints x?30, x+y?10, x+y?200 ,
x?0, y?0,

Secondly do you need to draw a graph?

Any help would be appreciated
A graph would be useful, but if you can do it without, fair enough.

I presume x is the amount of gin and y is the amount of tonic.

What constraints did you end up with? Several of those, as they, stands don't look right.

Since the gin is 45% alcohol by volume, then 100ml of gin gives 45 ml of alcohol.
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A graph would be useful, but if you can do it without, fair enough.

I presume x is the amount of gin and y is the amount of tonic.

What constraints did you end up with? Several of those, as they, stands don't look right.

Since the gin is 45% alcohol by volume, then 100ml of gin gives 45 ml of alcohol.

I had x>= 0 , y>=0 , 0.45x+y/x+y >= 0.10 (because it says atleast 10 percent alcohol), x+y >= 200 , and Im so confused how to put in atmost 30ml of alcohol.

Im just going in circles right now :confused:
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0.45x+y/x+y >= 0.10 (because it says atleast 10 percent alcohol)
That's not correct - the numerator. You need amount of alcohol over total amount >=0.1
There's no alcohol in tonic.

how to put in atmost 30ml of alcohol.
Amount of alcohol is 0.45x, hence 0.45x <= 30
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[QUOTE=ghostwalker;46479332]That's not correct - the numerator. You need amount of alcohol over total amount >=0.1
There's no alcohol in tonic.



Amount of alcohol is 0.45x, hence 0.45x <= 30[/QUOTE

I meant (0)y which would make it a 0!! Thankyou so much you're a lifesaver ) How would I work to get the greatest and least amount from there?

(sorry for being such a bother)
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Do a graph and plot the feasible region.
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Do a graph and plot the feasible region.
And find the intersections right? THANKYOU SO MUCH, you're amazing
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so what should this have been: 0.45x+y/x+y >= 0.10?
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so what should this have been: 0.45x+y/x+y >= 0.10?
There's no alcohol in the tonic, so:

0.45x/(x+y) >= 0.10
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