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The Patricia Garcia Company is producing seven new medical products. Each of Garcia’s eight plants can add one more product to its current line of medical devices. The unit manufacturing costs for producing the different parts at the eight plants are shown in the table above. How should Garcia assign the new products to the plants to minimize manufacturing costs?

PLANT

ELECTRONIC
COMPONENT

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

C53

$0.10

$0.12

$0.13

$0.11

$0.10

$0.06

$0.16

$0.12

C81

0.05

0.06

0.04

0.08

0.04

0.09

0.06

0.06

D5

0.32

0.40

0.31

0.30

0.42

0.35

0.36

0.49

D44

0.17

0.14

0.19

0.15

0.10

0.16

0.19

0.12

E2

0.06

0.07

0.10

0.05

0.08

0.10

0.11

0.05

E35

0.08

0.10

0.12

0.08

0.09

0.10

0.09

0.06

G99

0.55

0.62

0.61

0.70

0.62

0.63

0.65

0.59

 

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