
Applied Math Applied Math Forum 
 LinkBack  Thread Tools  Display Modes 
September 5th, 2008, 07:04 PM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Sep 2008 Posts: 1 Thanks: 0  help with this gauss elimination problem
A dietitian is planning a meal of beef, corn, and carrots for a patient. The patient needs the meal to contain 75.9 grams of carbohydrate, 47.8 grams of protein and 23.4 grams of fat. The table below shows the number of grams of carbohydrate, protein, and fat in 100 grams of each food. Note that the total does not add to 100 grams due to the water and fiber content of each food. How much of each food should be used to give the patient the needed amount of each nutrient? Carbohydrate Protein Fat beef 1C 22P 12F corn 21C 3P 1F carrots 8C 1P 0F I have no idea how I should even put together equations..can someone please help? 
September 6th, 2008, 06:55 PM  #2 
Global Moderator Joined: Nov 2006 From: UTC 5 Posts: 16,046 Thanks: 933 Math Focus: Number theory, computational mathematics, combinatorics, FOM, symbolic logic, TCS, algorithms  Re: help with this gauss elimination problem
The equations would be C >= 75.9 P >= 47.8 F >= 23.4 C = a + 21b + 8c P = 22a + 3b + c F = 12a + b Can you take it from here? 

Tags 
elimination, gauss, problem 
Thread Tools  
Display Modes  

Similar Threads  
Thread  Thread Starter  Forum  Replies  Last Post 
gaussellimination problem  p3n3m  Linear Algebra  4  September 1st, 2013 12:05 PM 
Gauss Jordan Problem  Houston_Math_Dummy  Algebra  3  December 7th, 2012 06:04 AM 
Counting out problem (the order of elimination)  isjones  Number Theory  12  May 15th, 2012 08:33 AM 
Gaussian elimination problem  allanc16  Linear Algebra  2  August 27th, 2009 08:14 PM 
Gauss Elimination = Matrix  Xeifrank  Algebra  3  August 10th, 2007 05:24 AM 