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**spoord** I'm reading the textbook and trying to learn the material before the class starts. I'm stuck on the Big M method and it has me confused. The problem I'm currently working on is:

Maximize: Z = 3x + 6y

subject to:

+2x + 2y ≤ 16 (if it's not displaying on your computer, thats a <=)

+1x ≥ 4 (this is a >=)

both x ≥ 0 and y ≥ 0

the first part asks to find the initial objective function using the Big M method, then solve for the objective function you will use for the initial simplex tableau.

The second part of the problem asks to find the optimal value for z using the tableau that is provided.

Thanks.