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# 1. A person invests all of \$100,000 in two stocks: Stock A has an expected annual...

1. A person invests all of \$100,000 in two stocks: Stock A has an expected annual return of 2% and a risk rating of 3 and stock B has an expected annual return of 7% and a risk rating of 9. The risk rating of the total investment is the weighted average of the risk ratings of the two investments. The person wants to maximize 30% of the total and (2) the average risk rating of the total investment be no more than 5.

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1a) Formula the person’s investment plan as a linear programming problem.

I think there is something missing in the question. In the second last line where there is 'The person wants to maximize 30% of the total', the statement should tell about maximise the returns and restricting the investment in any one stock to maximum of 30%.

Formulation of Linear programming are as follows:
Let the amount to invest in Stock A is 'x' and in Stock B is 'y'.
Objective function (Maximisation) = Z = 0.02 x + 0.07 y

Constraint functions:
x + y < \$100,000
x < 0.30 * \$100,000 i.e. x < \$30,000 (If investment amount to restrict is in Stock A).
y < 0.30 * \$100,000 i.e y < \$30,000 (If investment amount to restrict is in Stock B).
x* 3 + y * 9 < 5 (limiting risk rating).