# Maple help?

• Dec 2nd 2008, 02:32 PM
larson
Maple help?
I'm having trouble with the following:

An international organization must decide how to spend the $2,000 they have been allocated for famine relief in a remote area. They expect to use the money to buy rice at$5 per sack and beans at \$10 per sack.
The number P, of people who would be fed if they buy x sacks of rice
and y sacks of beans is given by
$P = x + 2y + \frac {x^2y^2}{2*10^8}$
What is the maximum number of people who can be fed and how much
of each food should the organization purchase?

Thanks.