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Posted by Shell on Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 8:57pm.

A farmer buys two varieties of animal feed. Type A contains ounces of oats and ounces of corn per pound. Type B contains ounces of oats and ounces of corn per pound. The farmer wants to combine the two feeds so that the resulting mixture has at least pounds of oats and at least pounds of corn. The farmer wants to buy not more than pounds of Type A feed and not more than pounds of Type B feed. Type A feed costs him cents per pound, and Type B feed costs him cents per pound. How many pounds of each type should the farmer buy to minimize the cost?

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