Thursday, November 6, 2008

spare time?

I recently was asked what I liked to do in my spare time. The only answers I could come up with were: do homework in the math lab, run, spend time in the library studying math, sleep, and then I drew a blank. What's wrong with me? I used to have so many hobbies I couldn't keep up with. Now I have so many math equations I can't keep up with. I realized that I need to find balance in my life, but it's going to have to wait for Christmas break.

This is the fun I've been may get jealous.

Shipping Stereos An electronics discount chain has a sale on a certain brand of stereo. The chain has stores in Santa Monica and El Toro and warehouses in Long Beach and Pasadena. To satisfy rush orders, 15 sets must be shipped from the warehouses to the Santa Monica store, and 19 must be shipped to the El Toro store. The cost of shipping a set is $5 from Long Beach to Santa Monica, $6 from Long Beach to El Toro, $4 from Pasadena to Santa Monica, and $5.50 from Pasadena to El Toro. If the Long Beach has 24 sets and the Pasadena warehouse hs 18 sets in stock, how many sets should be shipped from each warehouse to each store to fill the orders at a minimum shipping cost?

Thankfully this is the last math class I will EVER have to take.......yuck!


Will said...

You're killing me! Maybe it's because I've been out of school for so long, but I really wanted to know the answer. Can you post how to do it? Pretty please with a cherry on top?!? I miss that kind of math. How weird is that?

Rob and Juliann said...

It makes my brain cringe just reading it. I'm sorry!

Paige said...

I must admit, my eyes glazed over halfway through the problem! You poor thing! But the end is in sight.... Someday you'll miss being in school, and you might even miss math classes (ok, that's a long shot).