Decision Support Puzzles for Applied Mathematicians
As a toy builder you enjoy making toys for both fun and profit. For your latest production batch, you need to decide how many of each toy to make. The three types of toys you make are airplanes, helicopters, and cars as shown in figure 1.
To build an airplane you need 3 blue blocks, 2 green rods, and 1 red wheel. To build a helicopter you need 2 blue blocks, 4 green rods, and 1 red wheel. To build a car you need 1 blue block, 2 green rods, and 4 red wheels.
Your profit margins for each toy are as follows: Airplane $7, Helicopter $8, Car $5.
The parts available to you are as follows: 25 blue blocks, 29 green rods, and 30 red wheels. It is ok to have leftover parts.
Question: What is the maximum profit you can achieve?
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