Objective function, Constraints, Optimisation problem
The postmaster of a local post office wishes to hire extra helpers during the Deepawali season, because of a large increase in the volume of mail handling and delivery. Because of the limited office space and the budgetary conditions, the number of temporary helpers must not exceed 10. According to past experience, a man can handle 300 letters and 80 packages per day, on the average, and a woman can handle 400 letters and 50 packets per day. The postmaster believes that the daily volume of extra mail and packages will be no less than 3400 and 680 respectively. A man receives Rs 225 a day and a woman receives Rs 200 a day. How many men and women helpers should be hired to keep the pay-roll at a minimum ? Formulate an LPP and solve it graphically.