i graphed in Microsoft Math and found some points that work (that are within the region and are integers)

(27,21)(23,18)(32,25)(36,28)(40,31)(49,38)

and I'm still looking, but how do I evaluate for ALL possible solutions?

I'm going to try a regression analysis in my TI-84 to see if there is a way but if you think there's anything i need to know please tell!

anyway, THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE HELP!!!! it means a lot to me

Quote Originally Posted by CaptainBlack View Post
I would do it by search, the largest value that a can take is less than 54, and the smallest more than 16 (find the points of intersection of the lines defining the feasible region to show this).

So for each a between 17 and 53 I would check which values of m give points in the feasible region (they will all be close to 0.77a).

RonL
oh duh!! that makes sense

thanks so much for your help, I can't thank you enough!!