MAT540  Final Exam
Question 1
In a 01 integer programming problem involving a capital budgeting application (where xj = 1, if project j is selected, xj = 0, otherwise) the constraint x1 – x2 ? 0 implies that if project 2 is selected, project 1 cannot be selected. Answer  
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Question 2
In a total integer model, all decision variables have integer solution values. Answer  
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Question 3
In a transshipment problem, items may be transported from destination to destination and from source to source. Answer  
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Question 4
Adjusted exponential smoothing is an exponential smoothing forecast adjusted for seasonality. Answer  
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Question 5
A cycle is an up and down movement in demand that repeats itself in less than 1 year. Answer  
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Question 6
If we are solving a 01 integer programming problem, the constraintx1 =x2 is a conditional constraint. Answer  
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Question 7
Using the maximin criterion to make a decision, you Answer  
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Question 8
In a breakeven model, if all of the costs are held constant, how does an increase in price affect the model? Answer  
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Question 9
Using the minimax regret criterion to make a decision, you Answer  
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Question 10
Events that cannot occur at the same time in any trial of an experiment are: Answer  
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Question 11
A business owner is trying to decide whether to buy, rent, or lease office space and has constructed the following payoff table based on whether business is brisk or slow. .gif" alt=""> Answer  
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Question 12
Steinmetz furniture buys 2 products for resale: big shelves (B) and medium shelves (M). Each big shelf costs $100 and requires 100 cubic feet of storage space, and each medium shelf costs $50 and requires 80 cubic feet of storage space. The company has $25000 to invest in shelves this week, and the warehouse has 18000 cubic feet available for storage. Profit for each big shelf is $85 and for each medium shelf is $75. What is the constraint on money to invest? Answer  
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Question 13
Steinmetz furniture buys 2 products for resale: big shelves (B) and medium shelves (M). Each big shelf costs $100 and requires 100 cubic feet of storage space, and each medium shelf costs $50 and requires 80 cubic feet of storage space. The company has $25000 to invest in shelves this week, and the warehouse has 18000 cubic feet available for storage. Profit for each big shelf is $85 and for each medium shelf is $75. What is the objective function? Answer  
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Question 14
The production manager for Beer etc. produces 2 kinds of beer: light (L) and dark (D). Two resources used to produce beer are malt and wheat. He can obtain at most 4800 oz of malt per week and at most 3200 oz of wheat per week respectively. Each bottle of light beer requires 12 oz of malt and 4 oz of wheat, while a bottle of dark beer uses 8 oz of malt and 8 oz of wheat. Profits for light beer are $2 per bottle, and profits for dark beer are $1 per bottle. What is the optimal weekly profit? Answer  
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Question 15
Given the following linear programming problem that minimizes cost. Answer  
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Question 16
In a portfolio problem, X1, X2, and X3 represent the number of shares purchased of stocks 1, 2, an 3 which have selling prices of $15, $47.25, and $110, respectively. The investor has up to $50,000 to invest. The investor stipulates that stock 1 must not account for more than 35% of the number of shares purchased. Which constraint is correct? Answer  
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Question 17
The owner of Black Angus Ranch is trying to determine the correct mix of two types of beef feed, A and B which cost 50 cents and 75 cents per pound, respectively. Five essential ingredients are contained in the feed, shown in the table below. The table also shows the minimum daily requirements of each ingredient.
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Question 18
The Kirschner Company has a contract to produce garden hoses for a customer. Kirschner has 5 different machines that can produce this kind of hose. Write a constraint to ensure that if machine 4 is used, machine 1 will not be used. Answer  
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Question 19
If we are solving a 01 integer programming problem, the constraintx1 =x2 is a __________ constraint. Answer  
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Question 20
Consider the following network representation of shipment routes between plants, a distribution center, and retail outlets. The numbers next to the arcs represent shipping costs. For example, the cost of shipping from plant 1 to distribution center 3 is equal to 2. .gif" alt=""> Answer  
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Question 21
A professor needs help from 3 student helpers to complete 4 tasks. The first task is grading; the second is scanning; the third is copying, and the fourth is organizing student portfolios. The estimated time for each student to do each task is given in the matrix below. .gif" alt=""> Answer  
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Question 22
Professor Truman would like to assign grades such that 10% of students receive As. If the exam average is 62 with a standard deviation of 13, what grade should be the cutoff for an A? (Round your answer.) Answer  
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Question 23
Assume that it takes a college student an average of 5 minutes to find a parking spot in the main parking lot. Assume also that this time is normally distributed with a standard deviation of 2 minutes. What percentage of the students will take between 2 and 6 minutes to find a parking spot in the main parking lot? Answer  
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Question 24
For the following frequency distribution of demand, the random number 0.8177 would be interpreted as a demand of: .gif" alt="">  
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Question 25
In the Monte Carlo process, values for a random variable are generated by __________ a probability distribution. Answer  
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Question 26
Given an actual demand of 59, a previous forecast of 64, and an alpha of .3, what would the forecast for the next period be using simple exponential smoothing? Answer  
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Question 27
__________ moving averages react more slowly to recent demand changes than do __________ moving averages. Answer  
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Question 28
Joseph is considering pursuing an MS in Information Systems degree. He has applied to two different universities. The acceptance rate for applicants with similar qualifications is 30% for University X and 60% for University Y. What is the probability that Jim will not be accepted at either university? (Note: write your answer as a probability, with two decimal places. If necessary, round to two decimal places. For instance, a probability of 0.252 should be written as 0.25). Answer  
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Question 29
Carter’s Bed & Breakfast breaks even every month if they book 30 rooms over the course of a month. Their fixed cost is $1050 per month and the revenue they receive from each booked room is $150. What is the variable cost per occupied room? (Note: The answer is a whole dollar amount. Give the answer as a whole number, omitting the decimal point. For instance, use 105 to write $105.00). Answer  
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Question 30
Students are organizing a "Battle of the Bands" contest. They know that at least 100 people will attend. The rental fee for the hall is $200 and the winning band will receive $500. In order to guarantee that they break even, how much should they charge for each ticket?(Note: Write your answer with two significant places after the decimal and do not include the dollar “$” sign. For instance, for five dollars, write your answer as 5.00). Answer  
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Question 31
Consider the following linear program, which maximizes profit for two products, regular (R), and super (S):
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Question 32
Tracksaws, Inc. makes tractors and lawn mowers. The firm makes a profit of $30 on each tractor and $30 on each lawn mower, and they sell all they can produce. The time requirements in the machine shop, fabrication, and tractor assembly are given in the table. .gif" alt=""> .gif" alt=""> Answer  
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Question 33
Kitty Kennels provides overnight lodging for a variety of pets. An attractive feature is the quality of care the pets receive, including well balanced nutrition. The kennel’s cat food is made by mixing two types of cat food to obtain the “nutritionally balanced cat diet.” The data for the two cat foods are as follows:
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Question 34
Find the optimal Z value for the following problem. Do not include the dollar “$” sign with your answer. Answer  
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Question 35
Let us take as a given that x is normally distributed with a mean of 8.5 and a standard deviation of 2, what is P(x ? 6)? Note: Round your answer, if necessary, to two places after the decimal. Please express your answer with two places after the decimal. Answer  
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Question 36
Mr. Sartre is considering four different opportunities, A, B, C, or D. The payoff for each opportunity will depend on the economic conditions, represented in the payoff table below.
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Question 37
The local operations manager for the IRS must decide whether to hire 1, 2, or 3 temporary workers. He estimates that net revenues will vary with how well taxpayers comply with the new tax code. The probabilities of low, medium, and high compliance are 0.20, 0.30, and 0.50 respectively. What are the expected net revenues for the number of workers he will decide to hire? The following payoff table is given in thousands of dollars (e.g. 50 = $50,000). Note: Please express your answer as a whole number in thousands of dollars (e.g. 50 = $50,000). Round to the nearest whole number, if necessary 
Question 38
The local operations manager for the IRS must decide whether to hire 1, 2, or 3 temporary workers. He estimates that net revenues will vary with how well taxpayers comply with the new tax code. The probabilities of low, medium, and high compliance are 0.20, 0.30, and 0.50 respectively. What is the expected value of perfect information? Do not include the dollar “$” sign with your answer. The following payoff table is given in thousands of dollars (e.g. 50 = $50,000). Note: Please express your answer as a whole number in thousands of dollars (e.g. 50 = $50,000). Round to the nearest whole number, if necessary. 
Question 39
The following sales data are available for 20032008 :
 
Question 40
Consider the following decision tree. The objective is to choose the best decision among the two available decisions A and B. Find the expected value of the best decision. Do not include the dollar “$” sign with your answer. .gif" alt=""> 

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MAT540  Midterm Exam  Feb2013