Cases for Study
- You have a property of 175,000 square feet to develop
into housing for at least 100 people.
Assuming that town-house units need at least 3,000 square feet and
house an average of 2 people per unit, and single-family units need 10,000
square feet and house an average of 4.5 people per unit, how many units of
each type can you build? What is
the optimal distribution of the types of units?
- You are writing a grant proposal for a Habitat for
Humanity project in your community.
You know that you need at least 1 supervisor for every 7
volunteers, and that you need 1 licensed electrician supervisor for every
3 carpentry supervisors. Assuming you have 50 volunteers, how many
supervisors (of what type) do you need?
Further, suppose that it costs $25,000 for an electrical supervisor
(part time), and $22,000 for a carpenter.
You can get up to $150,000 from the grant. How many volunteers should you be trying
to round up?
- Suppose each new commercial building will employ, on
average, 30 employees. Of these, 3
will be supervisory, 3 will be team leaders, and the rest will be hourly. Suppose that each supervisor will
require a single-family home on 17,000 square feet; a team leader will
require a single family home on 8,000 square feet, and hourly workers will
require a rental on 4,000 square feet.
How much residential land will be required by the average new
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