Cutting Times
OR Topic: Linear programming
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Primary Objective: Convert statements in everyday language to the language of mathematics.
Context: Determine the optimal pattern to cut rolls of paper while minimizing trim loss.
Teaching Objectives:
  • Create decision variables,
  • graph a system of linear inequalities,
  • find and interpret an optimal solution.
  • scale data,
  • calculate a weighted average,
  • formulate constraints,
  • consideration of a one-dimensional feasible region, and
  • brief glimpse of non-linear functions.
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